Everyone can have an impact on the human community, everyone can share what makes his difference. The reporters have a mission, one of survival that includes taking time with patience, waiting in the shadow for the perfect light, the moment which will illuminate the scene, humanity revealed. BOP is more than its principle “Do It Yourself”, it’s seven men for seven gazes. They offer us the possibility to cross lines and borders, to enter a philosophy of life that could be ours, they offer us the world.To take a photo just for taking a photo is pointless. The photographer is like a storyteller who helps the other to open the doors of their consciousness. We could call it a humanistic photography…
— Extract from the forewords by Reza, BOP Retrospective 2005-2010
After several years of activity, BOP decided to issue a retrospective book featuring extracts for the main exhibitions by members and guests. This 110 pages book (colour and B&W) was published in a limited edition of 250 numbered copies. It was released during the Copenhagen Photo festival 2011. The book foreword has been kindly written by the extraordinary photographer, Reza.
Reza is a photojournalist for National Geographic, the author of twenty-six books, and the winner of the World Press Photo award, Lucy Award at lincoln centre in New York and the Infinity Award by the ICP in New York | read more at http://rezaphotography.org/).
This book was reviewed by the excellent Heso Magazine