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Ralph Zabel

an a tree grow out of a book? Can a chair grow out of a wall? These are among the many questions that Ralph Zabel raises throughout his art. By challenging our basic assumptions and associations, the Dutch illustrator subverts normality and prompts his audience to ask wider questions about the purpose and value of…

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RECAP: Turkey Coup

urkey – a country that many of us associate with kebabs, moustaches and camels. There are many misconceptions surrounding Turkey, although I’m happy to say that kebabs are not one of them. The history of the Turks spans more than 4000 years, but 1299 and the beginning of the Ottoman Empire seems a more appropriate…

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Diego Cupolo

Diego Cupolo is a freelance photojournalist, reporter and author whose work exposes the human experience of war, conflict and the resulting refugee crisis. He has visited countless refugee camps and infiltrated smuggling networks both in Europe and the Middle East to better understand the layers of experience involved in mass migration. Forced to flee Venezuela…

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United We Stand, Divided We Fall

adiq Khan just made history by becoming the first Muslim mayor of London. But aside from his religion, who is he and what does he stand for? Khan’s story is one of rags to riches. His parents immigrated from Pakistan around the time of the Partition of India in 1947. Khan was born shortly after…

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Broken Goods

ome refer to it as female circumcision, cutting, mutilation even ‘genital genocide’, but how about child abuse? The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) on teenage, infant, or even baby girls is widespread in the Middle East, Asia and North Africa.  In the absence of understanding and consent, young girls are pinned down before they…

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Isabelle De Klein

‘Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a persistent one’ – Albert Einstein   Isabelle De Klein is a young emerging artist whose work loosely explores this notion. The cognitive distortions and psychological misinterpretations, which can shape one’s perceptions and in turn reality. Based in Melbourne Australia, she is completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at…

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We’ve Boundless Plains to Share*

*Terms and Conditions apply ustralia’s immigration policy and the plight of refugees have an age old relationship; so much so that a popular primary school book, Morris Gleitzmann’s ‘Boy Overboard‘ presents the situation in a way ten year olds could understand – and this was a book published over a decade ago. More recently, the escalation…

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Tourism’s Newest Frontier

Vacationing in space may be available sooner than expected. pace travel is a concept that has captivated the imaginations of people around the world for centuries, if not millennia. It represents the ability to discover an ancient landscape virtually untouched by humans and filled with countless new worlds and seemingly infinite possibilities. Sadly as people…

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Occipitals

Ed Robertson (AKA Occipitals) is a street photographer based in London. His images illustrate the dichotomy of city life as he explores the isolation and solitude within one of the world’s biggest cities. Corporate world by day, photographer by night – Robertson takes most of his photographs under the cover of darkness as he seeks to expose the rituals…

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El Chapo’s Lesson

The perks of being a world class criminal and why crime may never go away ew people epitomise the term “drug lord” as well as Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. From the humblest of origins he rose to preside over the largest illicit drug syndicate in Mexico, the Sinaloa cartel. As a result, he has accumulated…

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Who is Hillary Clinton and Can She Win?

cross both of the current American nomination contests, Clinton is the candidate with easily the most political capital and establishment connections. Wife of an ex-president and having participated in the current government, she should be able to count on the backing of people who approved of her husband’s presidency and supporters of Obama’s government. This…

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Breaking Free | Part I | Palestine

n 1948, one of the greatest refugee crises in human history began. The displacement of the Palestinian people has created one of the longest refugee crises of the twentieth century. At the heart of solving this ongoing conflict is the question of Palestinian statehood, and how it can—or if it should—be achieved. In ancient times,…

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Film Review: Mustang

Directed by: Deniz Gamze Erguven Written by: Deniz Gamze Erguven and Alice Winocour Starring: Gunes Sensoy, Doga Zeyney Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan, Ilayda Akdogan, Nihal G. Koldas, Ayberk Pekcan, Bahar Kerimoglu and Burak Yigit ‘She will not laugh in public. She will not be inviting in her attitudes and she will protect her chasteness’, a…

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Achal Mishra

Achal Mishra is an Indian-born photographer and aspiring filmmaker based in London. He is currently studying film at the King’s College whilst independently working on a number of short films. His work provides a unique insight into the people of the colourful nation as he seeks to go beyond its stereotypical representation.    Interview with the artist   A…

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The world’s most persecuted minority?

  n 2012 the United Nations called for more than $30 million in aid for the minority Muslim Rohingya population living in the Rakhine state of western Myanmar. It called the Rohingya there the world’s most persecuted minority. The massive, yet underreported, Rohingya diaspora in Southeast Asia suffer perpetual shunning and violence from the wider communities…

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