In the Company of Strangers
Identity and representation are the common themes in our May issue, for which we return to the subject of photographing communities, focusing on the ideas and strategies behind four different approaches employed by outsiders looking in.
How do you present yourself to the outside world when your country is not recognised by the outside world? Nadine Stijns, Amal Alhaag and the people of Somaliland collaborate on The Anarchist Citizenship.
Travelling around the US on special occasions such as the Mardi Gras in New Orleans or St Patrick’s Day in Des Moines, George Georgiou photographs crowds celebrating their tribal identities for his latest work, American Parades.
Jonathan Torgovnik returns to Rwanda to photograph mothers with their sons and daughters, conceived as a result of the systematic rape of Huti women during the genocide 25 years ago.
Cansu Yildiran, a young Turkish photographer, discusses her own search of identity through the community her parents grew up among, and her adopted family among the subcultures of Istanbul.
Allie Haeusslein meets Alec Soth, whose latest work embraces the ambiguities of photographing strangers, and makes a virtue of them.
We talk to Ángel Luis González, founder of PhotoIreland Foundation in Dublin, as its festival begins its ambitious 10th edition. Our Creative Brief features Veronica Ditting on commissioning work for The Gentlewoman. To finish off we look at a handy new lighting panel from BrightCast, and bring you the latest tech announcements from CP+ in Yokohama, Japan.