In the new issue of Point.51, we bring together stories of untold courage and endurance from across Europe. Printed over 136 pages with 102 images, we follow the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances: stories of adversity and hardship in challenging times, but ultimately of strength, survival, and hope.
“Perfect reading for right now” – Magalleria
Rafael Bastido de los Santos has a master’s degree and speaks excellent English, but he couldn’t find one stable job – so he worked three part-time. Like many young Spaniards, he faces a choice between life at home and more attractive career opportunities abroad.
Emma Ringqvist sailed the Atlantic Ocean alone for nine months, including sixty-seven days where she was completely out of reach of both land and people. It was the purest experience of loneliness.
Irish millennial writers are a hot literary trend. But Lucy Sweeney Byrne – who doesn’t read reviews – is different, transcending the line between fact and fiction as she records the highs and lows of young women travelling a pre-corona world, in search of self.
There are 800,000 informal and unpaid caregivers in Portugal, but their work is largely hidden and their stories untold. Photographer Teresa Nunes’ mother is one of them.
When Monique Jackson was told she “almost certainly” had COVID-19, she expected to be sick for a couple of weeks. Now “long-haulers” – and a growing body of research – are beginning to reveal an unexplained part of the pandemic.
In the mountains of northern Albania, the “shepherd’s life” is little-known – and a long way from the romanticised ideal.
Kristina Sergeeva visits the formerly “closed” and classified secret Russian city her grandparents were recruited to, where residents once found solace and security in luxurious isolation from the outside world.
For school leavers in England, “lockdown” cut short one of the most formative experiences of their lives. Serena Brown meets five young women from West London who talk about the challenges of their final year.
German veterans of Kosovo and Afghanistan who have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder often feel isolated from a society where the experience of war is considered a “taboo” subject.
136 pages / 102 images / 242mm x 167mm Printed in the UK by Park on 120gsm Edixion Offset (FSC certified) paper
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