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What It Promised
Cian Oba-Smith & Gary Younge
‘As the economy declined African Americans became a larger part of a shrinking and impoverished city.’
Gary Younge introduces the photography of Cian Oba-Smith.
Ecstatic Joy and Its Variants
‘surely this is about water jetting from a spring, / a languid rafting with no particular destination’
Poetry by Peter Gizzi.
Long, Too Long America
Aaron Schuman & Sigrid Rausing
‘The conundrum of America: on the one hand, violence and repression; on the other, freedom and social justice.’
Sigrid Rausing introduces photography by Aaron Schuman.
City by the Sea
Kalpesh Lathigra & Max Ferguson
‘The homogeneity of cities is a form of madness, but it’s also comfortable because it’s a recognisable madness.’
Kalpesh Lathigra on Mumbai, artistic perspective and moving away from neutrality.
Through the Smoke, Through the Veil, Through the Wind
‘In the middle of disaster, we made the unimaginable – joy.’
Roger Reeves on loss, memory and the legacy of slavery.
Death is not here
Wouter Van de Voorde
Concerned with the uneasy boundary that emerged between life and death during the pandemic, Death is not here takes fossilisation and excavation as its theme.
Photography by Wouter Van de Voorde.
Sebastián Bruno & Sophie Mackintosh
‘Sebastián Bruno’s careful documentation of the communities of South Wales, is made up of images stark in their beauty.’
Sophie Mackintosh introduces photography by Sebastián Bruno.
The Making of the Babies
‘I can’t believe it’s been two years since we’ve been able to get together and we’re still just arguing about which of us incurs more shit from the aunties.’
A graphic short story by Lee Lai.
‘Like the way George / Michael filled his jeans. Mothers like a man who can / fill his jeans.’
A poem by K Patrick.
Looking at My Brother
Julian Slagman & Alice Hattrick
‘Slagman’s photographs counteract the medical narrative as well as the medical gaze.’
Alice Hattrick introduces photography by Julian Slagman.
‘Ghost stories, then, are not always characterised by fear. Sometimes, they are stories of belief, comfort, faith.’
Laura Maw on the photography of Corinne May Botz.
The Making of Acting Class
Nick Drnaso on the making of his new graphic novel Acting Class, in this exclusive mini-documentary.
Aline Deschamps & Rattawut Lapcharoensap
‘The photographs do not feel like a documentary record of kids in theme parks so much as a startling lyric glimpse of some inner vision that they all might be having of one.’
Rattawut Lapcharoensap introduces the photography of Aline Deschamps.