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Started: Issue 1 July 2020.
The Critical Journal of Photography & Visual Culture for the 21st century
When/Where: Annually in print, monthly online at overjournal.org
Why: OVER Journal is a new periodical publication and online platform that proposes its readers a more wholesome, honest, and critical observation and enjoyment of Photography. Publishing commissioned texts and artworks alongside interviews and opinion pieces, it aims to create the ideal channel for an open and global discussion about the context in which the discipline sits, and not just about the output of artists, exhibiting venues, and publishing houses.

OVER Journal critically focuses on aspects often overlooked that affect the discipline, zooming out to observe the whole scene, to analyse what exactly is happening, what power relationships are at play. It is about preventing the repetition of obsolete and flawed structures, as much as highlighting the work of those who constructively are expanding what we still call Photography into new horizons. More than a portfolio magazine, it is a space for reflection on new practices, new ways of thinking, shining a light wherever needed.

Our interest in energising a critical engagement with Photography and Visual Culture, Cultural Studies, and Critical Thinking —to collectively question the world we persistently represent to ourselves— motivated PhotoIreland since 2009 to develop a variety of short and long-term projects. Our work has manifested in a yearly Photography festival, a public resource photobook library, an Art bookshop, various publishing ventures, a print fair, Art residencies such as How to Flatten a Mountain, and a space for critical research called the Critical Academy. Adding to these, since 2015 we have gained valuable experience participating in various European Union co-funded projects. It is then not by chance that OVER Journal comes into being.

Co-editors Julia Gelezova and Ángel Luis González
Designed and produced by PhotoIreland
General Contact, Advertising, Sales, and Distribution info@overjournal.org

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Table of Contents

  1. Why Criticism? Jörg Colberg, On laying the basis for good criticism
  2. Criticism on Demand Duncan Wooldridge, On time, values, and process
  3. A Series of Formulations Natasha Christia, On the Musealisation of Photography
  4. Objects, Images, Audiences Alison Nordström On Photographs and Museums
  5. Time to Self-organise Benedetta Casagrande, On the Sustainability of Freelancing
  6. A Letter Erik Vroons, To an Emerging Visual Artist
  7. The Virtual Survival He Yining On Contemporary Art in Post-COVID China
  8. Remote Delivery Aidan Kelly Murphy, On Experiencing Art in this New Normal
  9. Over and Over Gloria Oyarzabal, Considerations for your practice
  10. Decolonising  Lens-based Practices A starting point by Anna Ehrenstein
  11. Hands On Amelie Schüle, On mixed media explorations by Eva Kreuger & Yvette Monahan
  12. Notes on Human Nature Julia Gelezova, Around the works of Hiro Tanaka, Francesca Catastini & Theo Ellison
  13. Made in Europe Meet the new names of contemporary photography: Becks Butler, Garry Loughlin, Mark McGuinness, Shia Conlon, and Vera Ryklova.
  14. Heather Agyepong Unpacking cultural baggage you put onto black bodies: The celebrated skewed lens
  15. David Farrell A look at Farrells practice beyond the known works
  16. Teresa Eng Reflecting on her work-in-progress Nets
  17. Interview: Marion Hislen Delegate for Photography of the French Ministry of Culture
  18. Artwork: Wave, 2017. by Duncan Wooldridge


Artists featured in OVER Journal issue 1
Becks Butler, David Farrell, Eva Kreuger, Francesca Catastini, Garry Loughlin,  Guerrilla Girls, Heather Agyepong, Hiro Tanaka, Mark McGuinness, Shia Conlon, Teresa Eng, Theo Ellison,  Vera Ryklova, and Yvette Monahan.

Writers featured in OVER Journal issue 1
Aidan Kelly-Murphy, Alison Nordström, Amelie Schüle, Anna Ehrenstein, Benedetta Casagrande, Duncan Wooldridge, Erik Vroons, Gloria Oyarzabal, Jörg Colberg, Julia Gelezova, Natasha Christia, Yining He.

Interviews featured in OVER Journal issue 1
Marion Hislen.

Co-editors Julia Gelezova and Ángel Luis González
Designed and produced by PhotoIreland
General Contact, Advertising, Sales, and Distribution info@overjournal.org
ISBN 9781916140417

With thanks to: Aidan Kelly Murphy, Anna Ehrenstein, Brain Cooney, Bronwyn Andrews, Catherine Legras, Christine Weld, Daniel Boetker-Smith, Elisabeta Sabbatini, Inspirational Arts,  Jörg Colberg, Shane Lynam. PhotoIreland Board of Directors: Anne James, David Kronn, Joe Houghton, Justin Carville, Marcos Zubrzycki, and Martina Cleary. PhotoIreland Advisors Panel: Ann Curran, Michelle Dunn Marsh, Catherine Legras, Karen McQuaid,  Moritz Neumüller, Karin O’Conor, and Jennie Ricketts.

This issue was made possible thanks to the support received from many kind individuals and organisations:
Aidan Gageler, Ailbe Collins, Aisling Keavey, Alan Phelan,  Andrés Pardo Rodriguez, Andreas Oetker-Kast, Anne Mullee, Aoife Shanahan, Arman Duzel, Becky Warnock, Ben Hutchinson, Bianca Fatu, Caitriona Dunnett, Clare Lymer, Clare Lyons, Clodagh Moreland, Conner Dorbin, Conor Nolan, Dara McGrath, David Kronn, David Thomas Smith, Dianna Wojciechowska, Donall Curtin, Duncan Wooldridge, Eamonn Doyle, Edward Dunne, Elise Fisher, Ellie Berry, Frank Brennan, Garrett Hayes, George Voronov, Harry Rose, Jacqui Kiely, James Cockroft, Jane Cummins, Jennifer Ricketts, John Collins, John O’Toole, Kate Nolan, Keith Shuaib, Lara Ciarabellini, Laurel Bradley, Laurence Gorman, Letizia Lopreiato, Malcolm McGettigan, Mark Kavanagh, Mark Tracy, Michael Lee, Miriam O’Connor, Mo White, Moritz Neumüller, Niamh Smith, Olga McGeough, Mandy O’Neill, Orla Fitzpatrick, Paula Nolan, Raphael Schumacher, Rodrigo Orrantia, Róisín White, Ruby Wallis, Sarah Shaw, Seán Laoide-Kemp, Sebastian Farron-Mahon, Shane Lynam, Shannon Guerrico, Sharon Murphy, Sheaneen Healy Byrne, Simon Worthington, Ste Murray, Therese Barry, Thomas Bregulla, Thomas Licek, Tommie Lehane, Yvette Monahan, and Zoe Hamill.

With the kind support of Futures Photography, Creative Europe, the Arts Council of Ireland, Alliance Française Dublin and the French Embassy in Ireland, and Inspirational Arts.

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