nineteensixtyeight is a photography platform representing an award-winning, international group of emerging artists, producing and curating creative projects, and providing management and consultancy services to photographers at all stages of their careers.

 

We specialize in the curation and production of exhibitions, special projects and artistic campaigns through short and longterm partnerships; commission and produce original written content; sell high quality, limited edition prints; and facilitate collaborations between artists, writers, journalists and curators. We also offer a full mentorship program open to photographers at any stage in their careers.

The online platform is a curated space that supplements and establishes dialogues with our offline activities. We are proud to be operating at the intersection of new media and new markets, combining features of a magazine, agency and gallery in our ongoing efforts to promote and situate our artists within an evolving art market.

 


BACKGROUND

The revolutionary year from which the name originates was emblematic of a world in flux, characterized by a palpable tension between destruction and creation, conflict and solidarity. Photography was setting global events in motion just as those events were in turn influencing the visual language of the times.

Earthrise (NASA / Bill Anders, 1968)

In the spirit of the era, nineteensixtyeight strives to bring contemporary and historical issues into focus through evocative combinations of image and text, challenging traditional conceptions of narrativity and acknowledging that while a picture may be worth a thousand words, the story a photograph tells is never singular.

Each section of the platform is distinctive in its approach to the material, featuring the work of artists and writers who are pushing the boundaries of established genres, and providing original insights into the works and their greater contexts.

 


THE SITE

PROJECTS consider a body of work or combination of works by a represented artist, combining written analysis, interviews and inspirational material from the artist.

REPORTS examine wide-ranging historical, cultural, and sociological phenomena, through longform curated image-and-text-ibitions, and short news bites bringing the work of nineteensixtyeight artists into dialogue with current events.

PORTFOLIOS offer well-rounded profiles of the nineteensixtyeight artists, combining essential information about each artist and his/her relevant bodies of work, details about print sales, curated contextual material about the work from other sections of the site, and relevant links from around the web.

THE SHOP is the e-commerce component of the platform, showcasing all available works for purchase, which can be organized according to different criteria such as cost and dimension.

 


JOIN NINETEENSIXTYEIGHT

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ABOUT THE TEAM

Isabella Brancolini is the founder of nineteensixtyeight. She has founded prominent contemporary art galleries – notably Brancolini Grimaldi, Roma and London — and curated a diverse program of exhibitions in both private and public venues. For over two decades, she has established a strong presence in the international art market, participating in major art fairs, collaborating with top museums and institutions, publishing artists’ books and portfolios, and advising private and corporate collections.

Elizabeth Breiner is the editor and co-founder of nineteensixtyeight. She is a writer and curator with a specialization in modern literature and photographic history, and a critical interest in convergences between the two. A graduate of University College London’s Issues in Modern Culture program, she has written for a range of publications, collaborated on artist books and portfolios, and has worked as editor and curator for the London Festival of Photography, the photography platform Fotoura, and the London Photography Diary. She previously co-ran the International Street Photography Awards and served as a portfolio reviewer for several consecutive years, in addition to serving on the jury for various other international photography competitions.

We collaborate with a wide range of contributors from different media sectors. A full list of our external contributors will be available here soon.

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