Gem Fletcher

Gem Fletcher is a writer and art director. She writes for a range of titles and is host of the photography podcast The Messy Truth. She writes the Exposure column for CR, where she examines the world of photography

Lou Bever Flat 92

Exposure: Lou Bever

Combining his love of fine art and football, the success of Lou Bever’s Flat 92 project has led to a career in photography, and commercial projects for brands including Puma and Uniqlo

Exposure: Rosie Marks

Gem Fletcher talks to the photographer about her practice, which explores themes of extreme beauty culture and its growing influence on everyday life

Exposure: Ashley Markle

Gem Fletcher talks to the photographer about her process, in which she works with family members to examine their complex relationships, challenging all participants to face up to uncomfortable truths

Sara Messinger

Exposure: Sara Messinger

US photographer Sara Messinger talks about the power of teenagers to Gem Fletcher, plus explains how switching from soccer to photography changed her approach to life

Hajar Benjida

Trends of 2023: The year in photography

This year brought significant challenges to the photography industry, with AI, the writers’ strike, and a slowdown in commissioning all impacting opportunities. But there were wonderful exhibitions too

Exposure: Simrah Farrukh

The photographer discusses the wide-ranging nature of her work, including the early influence of YouTube as well as complex issues of patriarchy, family and history

Exposure: András Ladocsi

In András Ladocsi’s photographs, water acts as a connecting force to his past as well as an enduring theme in his present work, where he explores ideas of friendship, community, and freedom

Erinn Springer

Exposure: Erinn Springer

After years in New York, Erinn Springer’s return to her Midwest roots sparked a new and highly productive phase in her photography. Here, Gem Fletcher talks to her about her process

Thea Traff

Exposure: Thea Traff

Formerly a picture editor for the likes of the New Yorker and Time, Thea Traff now channels her knowledge into making her own distinctive images

Exposure: Yael Malka

Identity and community are at the heart of Yael Malka’s photography work, which explores life in New York via both personal and editorial projects

Exposure: Owen McCarter

In his series Three Eyed Fish, the US photographer examines the impact of industrial waste on his hometown via imagery that is unexpected and at times radical