IN LIMBO addresses our current state of being, suspended and in vacuum. This issue reflects on how we are experiencing the two main topics of our time — a global pandemic and social challenges — while looking at how this could be a fundamental chance to shift our questions on photography: stop asking ‘what photography is’ and start consciously talking about ‘what photography can do’ and ‘what we want photography to do’. Shortly, we are addressing the emotional limbo, the political limbo, the sudden silencing of all the background noise that put all of us still — and forced us to listen, and act. The contributions in Foam Magazine #57 In Limbo offer written and visual reflections on these questions, while opening much needed discussions around photography’s power and its responsibilities in a climate of crisis.
By encompassing themes such as representation, curatorial care and the human relationship with nature we hope to sow the seeds for conversations that will transform our perception and use of photography going forward. Next to portfolios by renowned artists includingAïdaMuluneh, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Wendy Red Star,Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa and VasanthaYogananthan,we are thrilled to present strikingworks by Widline Cadet, ThembinkosiHlatshwayo and postgraduate students of The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. Text contributions, interviews and opinion pieces by leading practitioners such as Mariama Attah, Jaime Lowe, David Campany, Tanvi Mishra, Mark Sealy, Sunil Shah, Alec Soth and Deborah Willis reflect on photography’s crucial role within social movements, while reminding us of photography’s potential to offer solace and create communities.
CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS & WRITERS
Mariama Attah, Fabio Barile, Anders Birger, AtleBlekastad, Lewis Bush, Marcelo Brodsky, Widline Cadet, David Campany, Joseph Dodds, Thana Faroq, Marcel Feil, JakobGanslmeier, Kata Geibl, Hinde Haest, Taco Hidde Bakker, ThembinkosiHlatshwayo, PhelimHoey, Lena Holzer, Federica Iozzo, Marta Iwanek, BatuhanKeskiner, Antoinette de Jong & Robert Knoth, XaverKonneker, MirjamKooiman, Seba Kurtis, Lawrence Lek, Kim Knoppers, Jaime Lowe, LekgethoMakola, Anastasia Mityukova, Elisa Medde, Tanvi Mishra, AïdaMuluneh, Keiko Okamura, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Paola Paleari, Wendy Red Star, Jana Romanova, Aaron Schuman, Mark Sealy, Sunil Shah, Eugenie Shinkle, Alec Soth, M. Charlene Stevens, Alexa Vachon, Daniëlle van Ark, Claartje van Dijk, Deborah Willis, Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, VasanthaYogananthan
298 pages Printed on selected specialised paper 300x230x23 mm 1118 g
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Foam Magazine is an international photography magazine published three times a year by Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam.
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Europe’s Best Travel & Art Destinations after deconfinement
Biarritz, Basque Country Mas de Cacharel, Camargue Villa Cosy, Saint-Tropez La Colombe d’Or, Saint-Paul-de-Vence Genoa, Liguria Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como Belmond Hotel Splendido, Portofino Hotel Albrici, Poschiavo The Dolder Grand, Zurich Kronenhalle Bar, Zurich Paris, France
Photographer Mart Engelen’s passion for print and black-and-white photography led to his one-man project “#59 Magazine”, which he founded in 2009, launching the first issue at the TEFAF Art Fair in Maastricht in the Netherlands that year. He publishes his best photographs in his own magazine, which highlights a global dialogue on cultural heritage in our daily existence, showcasing interviews and striking black-and-white photography. Every issue quickly becomes a sought-after collector’s item.
Covering subjects as varied as world affairs and art, politics and music, business and wealth and icons and rebels, #59 Magazine is a niche publication which comes out three times a year. As well as the webshop, it is available in selected bookstores, concept-stores, museums, art galleries and fairs in more than sixteen countries worldwide. #59 recently celebrated its tenth anniversary and, still true to his original concept, Mart Engelen continues to pursue unique and timeless content combined with extraordinary photography.
Seit Dezember 2012 erscheint das Kulturmagazin Coucou monatlich in Winterthur. Das Magazin bietet auf über 50 Seiten Hintergrundberichte, Porträts, Musik-, Literatur-, Film- und Veranstaltungstipps sowie unterhaltende Kolumnen und einem Veranstaltungskalender zum Herausnehmen. Hoch- wie auch Populär- und Alternativkultur werden abgedeckt. So hilft Coucou mit, Kultur zu vermitteln und einem breiten Publikum zugänglich zu machen. Das Kulturmagazin setzt sich in erster Linie mit der Kulturlandschaft in Winterthur auseinander, greift aber auch überregionale und gesellschaftliche Themen auf. Das Coucou berichtet nicht nur über Kultur, sondern ist auch Kultur: Die «Page Blanche» bietet jungen Künstlern zudem die Chance, die Rückseite des A2-Kalenders in der Heftmitte zu gestalten.
An A Magazine Curated By special print project in partnership with Acne Studios, conceived as a visual essay by acclaimed French photographer Philippe Chancel revealing the inner workings of Floragatan 13, the former Czech embassy in Stockholm, Sweden transformed into a fashion atelier and corporate office.
On the occasion of the unveiling of the new Acne Studios headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, A Magazine Curated By presents Floragatan 13 Curated By Acne Studios, an architectural and design survey of this exceptional building and its contemporary usage as a fashion atelier and corporate office.
This 100-page document delves into the building floor by floor, beginning with the sixth level management offices and descending ten storeys through each crucial component of the design and production ateliers including inspiring and communal spaces such as the ground floor library, underground canteen and photo studio. Numerous floors reveal bespoke and site-specific design projects by long-time Acne Studios favourites including a state-of-the-art lighting network designed by Benoit Lalloz, furniture by Max Lamb, and artworks by Daniel Silver. Philippe Chancel’s crisp, exacting photography is accompanied by insightful quotes by Acne Studios creative director Jonny Johansson, architect Johannes Norlander, the Acne Studios teams and external collaborators.
David Shama captures his subjects in moments of repose, set against the grit and grain of the sun-drenched South. Shama documents a road trip across an often-overlooked America of swamps, reptiles, scrapyards and cheap motels.
136 Pages 8" x 11.5 Published by Damiani in 2018 Printed in Italy
The Evergreen Sindrom is a journey we embarked on before our world was enthralled by a pandemic that disrupted our ways of living. It felt like the perfect timing to explore green - a colour that breathes life; in all its forms - considering the moment in time our world found itself. Now, this issue feels more relevant than ever. These times call for industries to rethink processes and values, and for humans to rethink their approach to consumerism, their everyday lifestyle, and contribution to society. The world has slowed down, taking a step back to get a bird’s-eye view of the new reality, and the new behaviours we aim towards.
In this issue:
Green is, above all, the colour of life. In this edition, we explored life in all its forms, with a particular interest in the evergreen. What does prosperity mean now, how do we manage to continue growing, reinvent ourselves, and change our ways? What is evergreen design? Why is the human-nature relationship so vital? Is it important to talk to plants? When did we lose our connection to the natural world, and did we leave anything valuable behind? What is some of the evergreen wisdom that’s been passed down through generations? We explore all of this within 160 pages of conceptual, carefully-curated editorials, thought pieces and striking visual essays.
Covers by Aiste Ambrazeviciute and Anne Marie Jo.
Sindroms is a journal of monochrome states of mind, published in print biannually. Curating its content based on specific colours, it investigates them across culture, and immerses its readers in the feelings and moods evoked by each colour.
Issue #6 and it feels so good. After a long wait and a brief domestic disaster, MARFAMILY is back. Delayed due to a certain global event, perhaps you’ve heard of it?
We’ve gone to print and here to give your tired eyes a wakeup call are our beautiful covers. We may not be able to touch you physically but we can fondle you through the pages…
In print form alone, we reunite with our MARFRIENDS on a cover-to-cover storyline.Along the way, we meet Willem Dafoe, Sian Clifford, Mati Diop, Arizona Muse and many other delightful characters.
Reclining solo on our sofas, we may be missing others but enjoy a 50+ page MARFART study on the works of Belgian Artists Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys and go on a sophisticated design journey from Mayfair to Zurich, with Vivienne Rohner and her long legs, to find Trix & Robert Haussmann.
People do a lot of things in private that they couldn’t possibly explain in public. From the confines of their houses, MARFAMILY #6 thinks about art, personal expression and togetherness.
Covers by MARFRIENDS, old and new, include Theo Wenner, Esther Theaker, Rachel Chandler, Alexandra Gordienko, Pascal Gambarte and Angela Hill.
Beyond is a limited-edition book dedicated to photography, art and fashion, curated by Take Care with the art direction of Studio Moretti Visani.
Beyond brings to light the creative process of four artists who work mainly on long term projects. Giovanni Fredi, Kata Geibl, Francesco Merlini, Alba Zari describe their research process beyond the images, showing diaries, sketches, references, techniques.
Beyond includes three fashion editorials. Eleonora Agostini + Miu Miu, Hubert Crabières + MSGM styled by Riccardo Linarello and Alessandro Furchino Capria + Bottega Veneta styled by Roberta Pinna, show three different “behind the scene” of their shootings, among contact sheets, domestic photo sets and mood boards.
Beyond features three unpublished projects by Ronni Campana, Federico Radaelli and Leonardo Scotti that with no words and no captions the three works interrupt sometimes the flow of the book with full page strong images. The three projects can be extracted from the book and be hanged as posters.
The third installment of PUBLIC is limited to an edition of 150, and features five portfolios by photographers Siân Davey, Frank Lebon, Guinevere van Seenus, Tom Wood, and Jack Webb, with styling contributions by Gary David Moore and Roxane Danset.
In a unique collaboration, Siân Davey works with stylist Gary David Moore to cover youth and innocence. She revisits her daughter Martha as a subject, now aged 21, in a series of portraits at their family home in Devon (Siân’s original series ‘Martha’ was displayed at The National Portrait Gallery in London, and captured her daughter at age 16). Frank Lebon explores the dynamic of family relationships, having documented an intimate family holiday last summer in Spain for the issue. Legendary supermodel Guinevere van Seenus collaborates with stylist Roxane Danset to capture a series of self portraits that form a reflective study on herself as a strong, middle aged women. And finally, Jack Webb explores the emotional highs and lows between a group of friends and family on a night out in a Yorkshire pub, captured in 1996.
Off The Rails - Come As You Are’ Issue 16 straight from lock down.
In Issue 16 we mix it up a little. We look into the world of 'FaceTime Photography' with Tom Mitchell and others, as we find ourselves having to work differently and therefore our content represents that. We speak to MikeFlo and many others regarding the current movement towards Black Liberty and documenting the world around us as this happens. We talk to VEMIX about recreating history, to the extent of the world believing these incredible photoshopped images that he creates are the real deal. Higher Power hit their Brooklyn show bang at the beginning of the global pandemic as they all fought Covid. Drake Alexander takes us on a journey into his world as Savannah McMillan revisits her exhibitions to help the NHS. Artist Tejumola Adenuga blows us away with his dot work while the bold colours and installations of Julia Benz brings life to us all. We welcome back the incredible David Bellemere with a new exclusive editorial with Lola Alcaluzac, as well as new work from George Holz & Mike Miller.
Off The Rails is a beautifully printed & digital photography + art magazine showcasing a global selection of artists, musicians and youth culture. A platform to artists globally from photographers right through to painters, skaters & poets through to musicians. The magazine promotes an all year round summertime, out-there rock'n'roll mentalities and a nostalgic nod to a youth culture that everybody can appreciate. Come break the rules with us!
Issue 3 of IMPORTANT MAGAZINE is exploring the theme of VANITY. As a subject it not only plays to elegance and subtlety with intellectual flair but also individual signatures and elements of surprise. This issue contains an exposé of how we all are apt to create a shell identity on the way to our true selves and the shedding of all other fake IDs. Poetry that grasps the sky and the edge of a letter, feelings that overwhelm words. How do we as humans play with masquerades, movement, comparison, identification arranged as graphic intensity and sensory investigations. Photography and scenarios travel beyond 'mere' vanity to the realm of excellence and revelation. Skin texture and adornments being points to the sublime. All this warped and wefted as images and texts, ancient and modern.
This year, as always, the Redstone Diary picks a theme, sets a tone, and leads you into the future. This year we invite you, very simply, to take PLEASURE.
Turn on, tune in, kick back, slow down, and discover once again the vast realms of contentment and bliss. Join us on a journey with Pierre Bonnard, Iris Murdoch, Cynthia Payne, August Rodin, Ed Ruscha, James Salter and Wolfgang Tillmans – you’ll find extraordinary experiences here, as well as everyday pleasures.
From the satisfactions of the flesh to the uplift of the spirit, from complete relaxation to vigorous exertion, from pets to pet hates, and from wild fantasy to consoling routine, let the Redstone Diary guide you through another year. Among these pages, and in the days ahead, great pleasures await.
This artistic research scrutinizes how sickness has been represented in art photography and examines new ways to approach, think about and create photographic art about sickness. The dissertation combines theoretical research and artworks. The theoretical part shows that while scholars have concentrated on the ethics of what kind of images of sickness or suffering ought to be shown or on the psychology of why some images of sickness bother viewers, most art photographers have concentrated on depicting personal illness experiences.
The third issue of JEZGA covers the theme Body As A Canvas / Body As A Tool. Exploring two aspects of our physical selves, and the ways these functions are used in artistic practices.
We have collected stories of birth, death, violence, nature, motherhood, love, detox, nature, sanity and warped perception – we want to celebrate the photographers, artists, and designers who daringly connect with their own bodies, as well as those of others, to use them in their craft and convey unique perspectives.
This issue has a reversible cover – split down the middle between 'Canvas' and 'Tool'. Don't worry about picking your favourite, you'll get both.
A Collaboration between acclaimed photographer, Stephanie Siân Smith and featuring models, Lily Jean Bridger, Charle Barker and Lily Newmark. Moonshine & Honey is a collection of images and text inspired by the Greek islands and the mythology that originated there.
The project started as an organic collection of images Stephanie shot whilst travelling in Greece. The zine has been curated by art director James-Lee Duffy and connected through an original narrative composed for this project by Virago author Lauren Berry. The work is about love, beauty and freedom. But in exploring these themes each player found out more about what makes them tick. Lily Jean Bridger and Charlie Barker had recently fallen in love, and rekindled a previously dwindling love of modelling thanks to Steph who never puts down her camera, especially when travelling. Lily Newmark’s relationship with the camera had changed fundamentally, and she returned to the UK devoted to acting. Lauren Berry’s prose was initially inspired by Greek myths and gods, and further fuelled by meeting with Lily and Charlie who she found inspirational. Known for satirical feminist zine KnockBack, Lauren worried about working with models and nudes, but through their meetings was inspired to produce a piece that celebrated their intelligence, generosity, authenticity, passion and ferocity. What started as a playful shoot about love manifested, through conversation and collaboration, into an exhibition, a zine, and a collectively fused body of work. Moonshine & Honey is by photographer Stephaine Siân Smith, Writer Lauren Berry, Art Director James Lee Duffy, Model and writer Lily Jean Bridger, Model and musician Charlie Barker and Actor Lily Newmark.
Art Direction / Curation / Design: James-Lee Duffy Photographer: Stephanie Siân Smith Words by: Lauren Berry Models: Charlie Barker / Lily Jean Bridger / Lily Newmark Print Production: Josh Jones Retouching: Dawn Marie Jones Printed by: Calverts London Paper: MUNKEN Pure Platform: ‘Zine
Hollywood actor and amateur skateboarder, Jack Dylan Grazer fronts our Spring/Summer 2020 Olympic Issue shot by Kapturing in 2028 Olympic host city of Los Angeles. While 16-year-old Grazer empowers kids to go out and claim their own piece to skate on, the Olympics can also connect to fond childhood memories. We also look at it for inspiration and a call for togetherness.
Participation in sports has been greatly limited and the future has been up in the air much like fashion, both have been great escapes, but now reality is kicking in. People are recycling more, gaining scruples, and ultimately opting for a healthier and more ethical lifestyle. The connection between streetwear and sports culture has been undeniable. Now we are given one more year as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed by a full year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, can fashion and sports make the appropriate changes to ensure that health and the environment come first?
Olympic legends Michael Johnson and Li Ning shed some gold light on us along with interviews with designers Matthew Williams, Stéphane Ashpool, Andreas Schmidl, and Josef Lazo of Lazoschmidl and essay by Harris Reed.
Editorials from: Amar, Arne Grugel, Asaf Einy, David Ansah, Guillaume Plas, Kapturing, Sebastien Pielles, Simon, Tom Kneller, and Valentin Fabre.
FUCKING YOUNG began as an inspirational platform focusing on youthful aesthetics derived from manly hemispheres. Our freedom allowed us to merge established with emerging artists, thus aiding the latter reaching their own public. A synergy that owed most to a passion for the arts has since grown to a state where not only do we promote content created by others, moreover we sponsor and collaborate in birthing such work. Now we also celebrate this community’s creativity with our printed magazine, which intends to better shelter our love and presence in the youthful hemisphere of the current times.
Widely regarded as one of the most influential fashion and portrait photographers, Mario Testino is responsible for the creation of emblematic images, transmitting emotion and energy in an open and intimate way. Throughout his four-decade career, Testino has been on a journey beyond the world of fashion capturing Earth’s traditions and cultures with unparalleled access and an extraordinarily unique point of view.
Peruvian by birth, Testino’s intimate connection to Italy found its roots in his Italian heritage, but blossomed when he experienced the country for himself. Discovering Italy was, for Testino, synonymous with discovering his passion for fashion. “Rome was all about the hottest, latest trends and fresh new styling, and I loved the way Italians could shed the latest look for an even newer thing without ever losing their own identity.”
In Ciao, Testino handpicks his favorite images of Italy, a country that has featured heavily in his life, from his friendships and breathtaking vistas to quintessentially Italian iconic fashion shoots and Italians’ ever-evolving allure to their effervescent lifestyle. Featuring three sections, IN GIRO (out and about), ALLA MODA (in fashion), and AL MARE (at sea), the result is a highly personal journey across the country through Testino’s lens paying homage to Italy, and it’s culture as well as a chronicle of 40 years of genre-defining photography.
Also available in an Art Edition limited to 100 copies, each with a signed print by Mario Testino
The photographer and author
With a four decades career as a leader in the fields of fashion, culture and lifestyle, Peruvian-born Mario Testino OBE has many facets that take him beyond the surface of a photographer and artist placing him as a cultural visionary. Testino’s universe is broad, his impact is uniquely powerful and his lifestyle is completely authentic. Testino’s has seen his works published and exhibited in hundreds of cities around the world. Throughout his career he built unprecedent relationships with editorial and commercial partners such as Vogue, Burberry, and Gucci to name a few. His past and present muses include HRH Princess Diana, Madonna, Donatella Versace, Kendall Jenner and Mariacarla Boscono. His solo exhibitions have shown in museums and galleries worldwide, including the National Portrait Gallery, London; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
The contributing author
Alain Elkann is a New York–born author and journalist. Since 1989, he has maintained a weekly interview column for the Italian daily newspaperLa Stampa. Elkann has lectured on art, Italian literature and Jewish studies at the Universities of Oxford, Columbia, Jerusalem, Pennsylvania and Milan’s IULM. He is President of The Foundation for Italian Art & Culture (FIAC) in New York and in 2009 was awarded the Légion d’Honneur by the French Republic.
Mario Testino. Ciao. Omaggio all’Italia
Hardcover, 25.8 x 36 cm, 2.80 kg, 254 pages Multilingual Edition: English, Italian
At a time when surfing is more popular than ever, it’s fitting to look back at the years that brought the sport into the mainstream. Developed by Hawaiian Islanders over five centuries ago, surfing began to peak on the mainland in the 1950s—becoming not just a sport, but a way of life, admired and exported across the globe. One of the key image-makersfrom that period is LeRoy Grannis, a surfer since 1931, who began photographing the longboard era of the early 1960s in both California and Hawaii.
This edition brings back Grannis’s hair-raising, sold-out Collector’s Edition, curated from the photographer’s personal archives, to showcase his most vibrant work in a compact and affordable format—from the bliss of catching the perfect wave at San Onofre to dramatic wipeouts at Oahu’s famed North Shore.
An innovator in the field, Grannis suction-cupped a waterproof box to his board, enabling him to change film in the water and stay closer to the action than any other photographer of the time. He also covered the emerging surf lifestyle, from “surfer stomps” and hordes of fans at surf contests to board-laden woody station wagons along the Pacific Coast Highway. It is in these iconic images that a sport still in its adolescence embodied the free-spirited nature of an era—a time before shortboards and celebrity endorsements, when surfing was at its bronzed best.
Leroy Grannis’s initial foray into surfing began at age 14, but it wasn’t until the age of 42 that he picked up a camera and made a career out of it. Under doctor’s orders to take up a hobby, Grannis built a darkroom in his garage and began shooting surfers at Hermosa Beach, and "Photo: Grannis" quickly became a hallmark of the California surf scene of the 1960s. Grannis is considered one of the most important documentarians of the sport, and was inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame in 1966. He died on February 3, 2011.
Over the past decade working as Surfer magazine's globe-roaming editor at large, photojournalist Steve Barilotti has made it his business to document the sport, art, and lore of surfing. He has also written for The Perfect Day and books by renowned surf photographers Art Brewer and Ted Grambeau.
Jim Heimann is the Executive Editor for TASCHEN America. A cultural anthropologist, historian, and an avid collector, he has authored numerous titles on architecture, pop culture, and the history of Los Angeles and Hollywood, including TASCHEN’S Surfing, Los Angeles. Portrait of a City, and the best-selling All American Ads series.
LeRoy Grannis. Surf Photography
Clothbound, 17.2 x 24 cm, 1.85 kg, 400 pages Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
'Men Photographing Women in the 1970s' by Michael Abramson, 96pp, paperback, pink foil, 175 x 120mm.
Once a month, in 1970s Chicago, men were allowed to take cameras into underground strip clubs. Michael Abramson, a local photographer, thought it would be more revealing to photograph the men photographing the women. Left in a drawer until now, the resulting images are a fascinating, funny and at times unsettling portrayal of the uninhibited male gaze.
Introduced by Midge Wilson.
Michael Abramson (1948-2011) was an American photographer best known for his work documenting the nightlife of black night clubs on the south side of Chicago. His photographs can be found in the permanent collections of many major American institutions including the Smithsonian, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago History Museum, the California Museum of Photography and more.
A unique collection of female erotic photography from world-renowned photographers
A new book from the teNeues/MENDO partnership
A fascinating and fresh contemporary erotic photography collection
This new photo collection captures the erotic body and gaze with as much realism, rather than projection, as possible. The portfolio delights in diversity, from provocative shots to more tender images, united by an artistic quality and flair. Whether refined or candid, posed or unedited, modern or retro, this is a unique celebration of female sexuality and form in the 21st century.
19,5 x 24 cm 224 pp, 130 color photographs Hardover Text: English
The companion edition to an upcoming photo exhibition at Fotografiska New York in July 2020
The male counterpart to Girls! Girls! Girls! presents a contemporary collection of male erotic photography, full of variety, power, and intensity.
Ghislain Pascal, one of the co-founders of London’s well-known The Little Black Gallery, has already curated numerous photography collections and successful auction sales with the Boys!Boys!Boys! project, partnering with the UK’s largest online auction house, Paddle8.
Now, for this new publication, he asked renowned photographers such as Wolfgang Tillmans, Matt Lambert, Allen Ginsberg, Greg Gorman, and many others on both sides of the Atlantic to contribute to a stunning celebration of contemporary queer and fine art.
19,5 x 24 cm 224 pp, 130 color photographs Hardover Text: English
The themes for this issue focus on extinction, reconnection and redesign, alongside a series of dialogues.
LIVING CLOSE TO THE EDGE
The issue opens with photographer Kazi Md. Jahirul Islam’s extraordinary picture essay on the floods in Bangladesh and the damage that they wreak on everyday life in Chittagong. Aaron Davies looks at efforts to save the world’s wild coffee species, many of which are at risk of extinction. And Anna Souter explores how plants, surviving the worst manmade disasters, can offer an alternative model for living in the face of the environmental crisis.
A TIME TO RECONNECT
Victor Steffenson’s words and Peter McConchie’s photographs create a powerful message for our cover story, which looks at how Indigenous fire management methods could help save Australia and improve the environment. We also hear how conservationists in the UK are using a creative approach to engage people with nature. And our picture story from the Choithram Netralaya eye hospital in Indore reveals how free cataract operations can help India’s poorest regain their sight and their lives.
REDESIGN / RETHINK / REWORK
We examine how community groups and retailers are changing the way we access and engage with food and with each other, from a movement to promote simple plant-based recipes in working class areas of Brazil to the Kitchen Social in north London, UK, which brings the local community together around food and activities. We also talk to designer and author Julia Watson about how traditional Indigenous technologies could be adapted to improve modern cities.
Climate activist Ayisha Siddiqa describes how her personal history led her to the climate movement, writer Jonny Keen looks at wildlife on a brownfield site, and journalist Paul F Cockburn explores how we need darkness in our lives.
Product Dimensions: 240mm x 170mm
Our contact with nature has been broken. The environment that most of us are born into is mainly brick and concrete. The animals that we share this space with are largely pets or pests – the spider climbing the wall lost in our territory. The fridge buzzes quietly in the kitchen, full of the industrialised and processed produce it’s keeping cool. Our lives, thoughts, consciousness, become overwhelmed and consumed by the digital world that we connect with through a range of different sized screens. Our wonder at the natural beauty our planet presents to us is one step removed by the screen resolution and detail of the image.
Without that contact how can we really understand the impact of the decisions we make as people and governments? How can we even truly understand ourselves as a part of nature? Where the Leaves Fall is a magazine that explores humankind’s push-pull relationship with the natural world.
Three young men grace the cover of issue 26, the first being Kelvin Harrison Jr., the up-and-coming actor from New Orleans with roles in 12 Years a Slave, It Comes At Night and Waves. Talking to Anna Smith, he discusses working with his idols, a tireless work ethic and the changing shape of masculinity.
Second, we have Belgian rapper Baloji, an artist in perpetual motion. His albums – including the sweeping, psychedelic 2018 LP 137 Avenue Kaniama – have established him as a star in France and Belgium, and gradually crossed over to English-speaking audiences. The musician of Congolese origin reflects on his career– past, present and future – with Aimee Cliff.
Our third split cover features actor Earl Cave – son of Nick Cave and The Vampire’s Wife designer Susie Bick – hot off the heels of playing Ned Kelly’s younger brother, and fellow gang member, in Justin Kurzel’s visceral drama True History of the Kelly Gang. He talks with Claire Marie Healy about coming out from the shadows of rock and fashion royalty to forge his own creative path.
Elsewhere, Shadow Justice Secretary and Labour MP David Lammy muses on empire, emerging tribes and our need for community, legendary Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto shares his thoughts on his latest soundtrack for The Staggering Girl, William T. Vollmann examines San Francisco’s BDSM community and the ties that bind it, while Deyan Sudjic profiles the multifaceted designer Martino Gamper. Looking good has also taken us all around the world, with fashion stories coming from Cyprus, the Barbican, New York City and Brazil, to name a few.
In our Commentary, we have two short stories from Booker Prize longlisted writer Sophie Mackintosh and Irish novelist Naoise Dolan, an essay on the support of creativity by translator Jen Calleja, the opening pages of the award-winning Winter in Sokcho (Hiver à Sokcho) by Elisa Shua Dusapin, as well as a mysterious photomontage from artist Katrien De Blauwer.
Finally, in the Porter, Caleb Landry Jones explores his new album, Tomos Parry shares the beauty of cooking fresh fish on an open fire, photographer Tobias Harvey visits the rugged Faroe Islands, Matthew Turner celebrates Richard Hollis’ design work for London’s Whitechapel Gallery and Jacob Charles Wilson meets writing mentor and protégé Colm Tóibín and Collin Barrett.
Author Marcel Beyer gets us to witness an evening at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg attended by a host of celebrities—a reception in honour of Andreas Gursky. In his waspish descriptions of the images, the writer, who relies on widely disseminated and easily accessible photographic material, takes umbrage at the way executives, football managers, and actresses confidently push themselves in front of the art. In the process he produces an ironic commentary on Gursky’s series of large-format, decorative pictures. Beyer’s essay is based on a lecture that the writer gave in spring 2017 at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum at the launch of the DFG Research Training Group (GRK 2132) “Das Dokumentarische: Exzess und Entzug”. The audience who attended the event now respond to the talk in writing: with comments, remarks, and ripostes.
Marcel Beyer (b. 1965 in Tailfingen) is a German writer, epic poet, essay writer, and editor. He received the Georg Büchner Prize in 2016.
Text: Marcel Beyer & Graduiertenkolleg 2131 (Friedrich Balke, Natalie Binczek, Tabea Braun, Esra Canpalat, Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky, Robert Dörre, Julia Eckel, Oliver Fahle, Katja Grashöfer, Maren Haffke, Sarah Horn, Felix Hüttemann, Niklas Kammermeier, Cecilia Preiß, Matthias Preuss, Stefan Rieger, Simon Rothöhler, Armin Schäfer, Monika Schmitz-Emans, Robin Schrade, Annette Urban, Leonie Zilch)
65 pp. with 7 drawings thread-sewn softcover
Leipzig April, 2020
Edition Number: 1
Width: 16 cm
Length: 24 cm
AUTHOR Marcel Beyer , GRK 2132
EDITOR Friedrich Balke, Natalie Binczek, Maren Haffke, Simon Rothöhler
Ten Berlin-based photographers. Ten disposable cameras. A kaleidoscopic representation of the metropolis comes together in Spaces Between, IGNANT’s first print magazine. Designed by Deutsche & Japaner, the magazine features work from Alexander Kilian, Arturo Bamboo, Jasmine Deporta, Joseph Kadow, Lukas Korschan, Sarah Blais, Sigurd Grünberger, Silvia Conde, Vitali Gelwich and Volker Conradus.
printed on uncoated paper 100gr // cover 250gr // dimensions 210mm x 270mm // texts in English and Italian //
176 pagine //
stampato su carta usomano 100gr // copertina 250gr // dimensioni 210mm x 270mm // testi in italiano e inglese //
The cover by Tobias Volkmann introduces us to the all-girls world of the Panthers Cheerleading Club, in a small Bavarian town. As well as, to the Islamic world of AMAR, a women’s rugby team in Marrakech. We are then catapulted to Matera to see free running amongst the Sassi, then on to a thrilling ride in the Mexican lands of the Jaripeo, over to an impassive journey in the perverse paradise of armoury, and followed by the elegant setting of the pilota, a traditional Valencian game. This issue also features an equine odyssey in ancient India, and a colourful look at the cycling tribe of the Vuelta.
La cover di Athleta Magazine Issue 6 è firmata da Tobias Volkmann e ci introduce nel mondo tutto al femminile del Panther Cheerleading Club, in una piccola cittadina bavarese. Altro universo rosa è quello rugbistico dell’AMAR, squadra a tinte islamiche di Marrakech. Ci catapultiamo poi nel freerunning tra i Sassi della nostra Matera, in un giro emozionante nelle terre messicane del jaripeo, in un distopico viaggio nel paradiso perverso delle armerie e nell’elegante ambiente della pilota, il tradizionale gioco Valenciano. Athleta Magazine Issue 6 contiene inoltre un’odissea equina nell’antica India e uno sguardo colorato alla tribù ciclistica della Vuelta.
CONTRIBUTORS ISSUE 06: Alvaro Embid, Andrea Vailetti, Daniel Belet, Fika Estudio, Francesco Costantino Ciampa, Gianmarco Pacione, Jack Fleming, Jean-Marc Caimi, Jennifer Osborne, Jorge Gil, Laura Stella Motta, Lorenzo Fabiano, Margareth Gaspàr, Oliver Cable, Rise Up Duo, Tobias Volkmann, Valentina Piccinni.
TRANSLATIONS: Scott Alan Stuart, Madison Solow
GRAPHICS: Alessandra Pavan
Athleta doesn’t have time but it has space. In time and in sports. It is a journey in the principle of resilience, in discovering your limits through your body. In the name of the goal to be reached, the point to be scored, the sacrifice to be made. The glory is fleeting, and you are still chasing the chimera. It’s not always reached. And so, you start again, you return to the snow, you go back once again to the pool, you prepare your gym bag and you lock yourself in the gym. There is a perverse mentality to playing at a highly competitive amateur level. The beginning of a struggle that is fundamental to feel the blood flowing.
Athleta is about telling this story in photos. It is the essence of strength and the absence of failure. That’s something that just doesn’t exist, when you know that you’ve given your all. The desire to try when there is no money to be won, but with simply the idea of being the best.
Athleta is the words of sport. Texts that go with the pictures. Creating the atmosphere, giving a personal interpretation – a very personal interpretation. Let everyone do what they want. Read, look and reflect. Putting their own emotions in perspective as they think best.
Athleta is our idea of sport.
EDITOR: Giovanni Gallio PHOTO EDITOR: Sara Capovilla