The Journeys Issue
Our August issue is dedicated to journeys, taking in photographic odysseys across four continents, from Marcus Lyon’s 22,000km travels across the world’s fifth-largest country in search of Brazil’s DNA, to Lisa Barnard’s global investigation into gold, its enduring allure, and its continued links to politico-economic power.
Lisa Barnard crossed four continents in her four-year personal investigation into our ongoing obsession with gold as “a potent symbol of value, beauty, purity, greed and political power”.
Prasiit Sthapit visited a Nepalese village in limbo after a river shifted course, leaving its people adrift and at the centre of an international boundary dispute.
Journeying back and forth across the Atlantic, Andy Sewell explores the imperceptibility of what lies beneath – the vast expanse of ocean, and the thousands of miles of cable that bring us closer together in the virtual world.
On the 40th anniversary of the Marichjhapi massacre, Soumya Sankar Bose’s project employs both the accounts of survivors and theatre to keep the memory of those who were affected alive.
Marcus Lyon travelled 22,000km throughout Brazil, taking portraits, spoken testimonials and ancestral DNA from scores of its citizens for his latest work, an innovative project that uses new technology to celebrate the diversity of a country.
In Agenda, we preview this year’s Cortona On The Move festival in southern Tuscany, and we interview Ian Weldon, who is not a wedding photographer, but almost exclusively shoots weekend nuptials, bringing a committed documentary viewpoint that recently caught the eye of Martin Parr. Plus, Johny Pitts, whose Afropean book was recently published by Penguin, features in Any Answers.