A Small Voice: Conversations With Photographers

036 - Jocelyn Bain-Hogg

Episode Summary

After studying Documentary Photography at Newport Art College in Wales, Jocelyn Bain-Hogg began his career as a unit photographer on movie sets, shot publicity stills for the BBC and photographed fashion before returning to his documentary roots where he has largely remained ever since, working on long-term personal projects, editorial assignments and commercial commissions. He is the author of seven photobooks. To name but some of them, his first, The Firm, published in 2001, presented an astonishingly intimate view of London’s organised crime world, and won international acclaim. It was followed up a decade later by The Family, which was premiered as an exhibition at the Visa Pour L'Image festival in Perpignan in 2011 and was published as a photobook by Foto8. His second book, Idols + Believers, an intensive journey into the nature of fame and today’s celebrity culture, was published in 2006 with a touring exhibition shown in London, Paris, New York and Miami and the third, Pleasure Island, looked at the pursuit of pleasure, rock and roll and dance culture in Ibiza. He has got at least two, if not three new projects in the pipeline. In 2008 he was commissioned by Sky News to document the issues surrounding British youth and he is presently continuing this work for Sea Change, a major project started in 2013 documenting youth across Europe, involving an international roster of photographers for which he is photo-director. In addition to the continuing British Youth series, he is working on an innovative book project about his hometown, Tired of London, Tired of Life. Which is a collaboration with artist Paul Davis. Jocelyn is currently course leader on the B.A. photojournalism and documentary photography degree at the London College of Communication and is a member of the VII Photo Agency.

Episode Notes

After studying Documentary Photography at Newport Art College in Wales, Jocelyn Bain-Hogg began his career as a unit photographer on movie sets, shot publicity stills for the BBC and photographed fashion before returning to his documentary roots where he has largely remained ever since, working on long-term personal projects, editorial assignments and commercial commissions. He is the author of seven photobooks. To name but some of them, his first, The Firm, published in 2001, presented an astonishingly intimate view of London’s organised crime world, and won international acclaim. It was followed up a decade later by The Family, which was premiered as an exhibition at the Visa Pour L'Image festival in Perpignan in 2011 and was published as a photobook by Foto8. His second book, Idols + Believers, an intensive journey into the nature of fame and today’s celebrity culture, was published in 2006 with a touring exhibition shown in London, Paris, New York and Miami and the third, Pleasure Island, looked at the pursuit of pleasure, rock and roll and dance culture in Ibiza. He has got at least two, if not three new projects in the pipeline. In 2008 he was commissioned by Sky News to document the issues surrounding British youth and he is presently continuing this work for Sea Change, a major project started in 2013 documenting youth across Europe, involving an international roster of photographers for which he is photo-director. In addition to the continuing British Youth series, he is working on an innovative book project about his hometown, Tired of London, Tired of Life. Which is a collaboration with artist Paul Davis. Jocelyn is currently course leader on the B.A. photojournalism and documentary photography degree at the London College of Communication and is a member of the VII Photo Agency.