C4 Journal is a platform dedicated to writing about photography, and the use of the book form as a way of presenting it.

Our aim is to explore and promote exceptional work from all over the world, including that which is often sidelined in more mainstream discussion and debate.

We believe that writing about photography can and should be clear, critical and accessible, and that it should give a voice to work that seeks out new ways of seeing and thinking.

We publish articles and interviews on this site, but also share work that excites us on our Instagram, @c4journal.

UPDATE: the c4 team will be taking an administrative break over August. We will resume publishing articles in September. We will get back to any submissions then. Keep an eye on our Instagram @c4journal where we will keep posting zines and books we pick up over the break!

Callum Beaney

Co-Founder

Callum is a photographer and writer. He has a background working in cultural heritage, focusing on photography being made in East Asia. His visual work is always changing.

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@callum_beaney

Eugénie Shinkle

Co-Founder

Eugénie is Reader in Photography at University of Westminster. She writes for a range of academic and wider contexts and has contributed to platforms such as Aperture, American Suburb X, Foam and Source. Her visual work deals broadly with the relations (political, aesthetic, and material) between vision machines and space.

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@eugenieshinkle

Lucy J Rogers

Contributor

Lucy is a photographer and writer based in the UK. She is currently undertaking Techne funded doctoral research at the University of Westminster. With a background in sculpture, her writing and practice focus on photography’s role in the construction of space, site and memory.

Articles on C4
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@lucy_jrogers

Andy Pham

Regular Contributor

Andy Pham is an American photographer and writer. His visual work is primarily a response to the interplay between mental states and the external environment. His written work explores the role that photography plays in unearthing the psychological, sociological and philosophical aspects of being human.

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@s_btr_p_c_l_gh_st

Matt Dunne

Regular Contributor

Matt is a photographer and writer living in Melbourne, Australia. He writes for Tending to the Garden, a website exploring photography’s relationship to nature and photography in Australia. He makes photographic work dealing with the complex and problematic relationship between people and nature.

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@matt.dunne

Lillian Wilkie

Contributor

Lillian is a writer and editor based in the UK. She is a publisher with Chateau International and organiser for Bound Art Book Fair.

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@lillianwilkie

Lewis Bush

Contributor

Lewis is an educator, researcher, and artist based in London, UK. Lewis is course leader of the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (online/part-time) course at London College of Communication. Bush is also a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics, where he is researching the impact of machine intelligence on photojournalism.

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@lewis__bush

Nick Scammell

Regular Contributor

Nick is an artist and curator, who writes. His writing tends to reflect his artistic practice, which centres on the impermanence of media, memory and word. He has a weakness for books.

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@nickscammell_studio

Paula Gortázar

Regular Contributor

Paula Gortázar is a Lecturer in Photography at the University of Westminster. Her articles have been published in academic journals including Photography and Culture and Fotocinema. Her artistic practice explores the relation between art and politics.

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@paulagortazar

Brian Arnold

Contributor

Brian Arnold is a photographer and writer based in Ithaca, NY, where he works as an Indonesian language translator for the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University. Brian has published books on alternative photographic processes, and on contemporary Javanese photography. He has taught photography at institutions and schools in China, Indonesia, Australia, France, Italy, Serbia, and around the United States.

Articles on C4
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@briancarnold

Louis Stopforth

Contributor

Louis is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer based in the UK. Within his own practice there is often an exploration of the materiality of the photograph as well as the relationship between sculpture and photography.

Articles on C4
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@louis_stopforth

Laura Bivolaru

Contributor

Laura Bivolaru is a visual artist and member of Revolv Collective, currently based in the UK. Her artistic practice and writing deal with the relationship between photography, time and history, with a focus on postcommunist Eastern Europe.

Articles on C4
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@lucy_jrogers

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