After what seems to have been an incredibly long time waiting for the results, I’m happy to say that I’ve received a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant. This is the second time I’ve received the grant, the first being in 2006, and this time the grant money will help towards producing and printing the Memento series of images.

This body of work is a departure from how I usually work (on film, in black and white and printed with either the platinum-palladium or photogravure process) in that it’s colour and shot digitally. Thanks to the panel of jurors who supported my work – grants are always a great confidence booster!

One other item of note. The British Journal of Photography, which holds the record for the world’s longest continuously published photography magazine, being first published in 1854, has undergone a major facelift. As well as a new look, it has some brand spanking new editorial sections and a return to its monthly format, although the last time it was published monthly was back in 1857!