If you haven’t come across Backyard – an online photo magazine – take a look. It celebrates the work of photographers who seek to explore the world at their doorstep – our local communities and friends – the stories that are literally around the corner.
The creators of Backyard, Mark Burton and Bronwyn Goodwin, invited a group of potential contributors to participate in a unique event – the opportunity to help create a special pop-up edition of Backyard.
The contributors were split into three groups, initially we just went through the photo submissions – debating, discussing and commenting on each of the contributions. Then we heard the background and the explanation for each of the submissions – did it change our view on how we viewed some of the submissions?
We returned to our groups and went through the submissions a second time – the aim was to come up with a selection of five submissions for the featured galleries of the third edition. As we reviewed the votes of each of the groups we saw some shared and divergent views – demonstrating the challenges and tough decisions that are part of the editor’s role.
You can see the results of this afternoon of discussion and debate in the third edition of Backyard