Posts By: Andrea Kurland

The strange world of Pakistani glamour photography

Lukas Birk and Sean Foley first travelled to the Pakistani frontier city of Peshawar back in 2005, when they visited the fabled town to interview tourists en route from Afghanistan. Fascinated by the culture of local photography in this historic centre of trade and commerce, they compiled Photo Peshawar (Maspin/Pix), capturing the magical mythos that lives… Read more »

What was Roe Vs Wade – and why is it important now?

From Ireland voting to repeal the eighth amendment to Argentina’s August 9 ruling to keep abortion completely illegal, reproductive rights have been a huge topic all around the world in 2018. Even in the US, where abortion has been technically legal across the nation for nearly 50 years, the procedure still remains inaccessible to many. Prior to 1973, access… Read more »

The rise and fall of Sheffield’s brutalist post-war utopia

“I have always been interested in documenting communities,” explains photographer Bill Stephenson. “Particularly communities on the edge of existence.” This statement couldn’t be more readily applied to the photographs Stephenson shot on a Sheffield housing estate in 1988, when he captured a community that was literally about to be blown apart by the City Council…. Read more »

Over 100 years of Standing Rock, in photos

Frank Bennett Fiske was just five years old when his family moved to Fort Yates, North Dakota, to live on Standing Rock Reservation.  The year was 1888. For two decades, the people of the Great Sioux Nation were being annexed on to this land, with the US government repeatedly violating the treaties it wrote. As… Read more »

Capturing the street style of London’s young Muslim women

Nina Manandhar – author of 2014’s What We Wore: A People’s History of British Style, a photographic history of street style and subculture – is back with a new project. The venture, titled The New Mods, is a collaboration with Getty Creative, and sees the photographer capture a group of Muslim girls around their home of west… Read more »

The fundamental problem with ‘free speech’ & the UK media

It’s been a summer of extremes: of temperature and weather, as we see the effects of climate change in undeniable daily evidence, but also of political extremes, with the further polarisation of global politics. With Trump and the far right in the US continuing to unleash horrors with their horrendous treatment of migrants, rampant online hate… Read more »

Inside the hidden North Korean community of south London

In her new short film, Little Pyongyang, filmmaker Rozy Rezvany heads to New Malden – a sleepy, south London suburb – to tell the story of Joong-wha Choi. Choi, a former soldier, came to the UK after fleeing his homeland of North Korea. He now lives with his wife and children, joining hundreds of other defectors… Read more »

At sea with the world’s first ethical cargo ships

When I first heard about the concept of transporting cargo by sail power, I couldn’t imagine how it could ever compete with the modern shipping system. However, the more I listened, the more I learned: these old-fashioned, engineless methods could well be the only ethical option for our future. The big difference between these vessels… Read more »

The complicated truth behind ‘cry for help’ overdoses

The hospital beds at The Whittington in North London are not particularly comfortable. Next to me, behind a thin, shabby curtain, a daughter is beginning to say goodbye to her father. From what I overhear, he’s dying from cancer, and there’s nothing anyone can do. In front of me, there’s a guy spread-eagled on the… Read more »

Dreamy portraits of Kenyan street life

Capturing the raw essence and beauty of Kenya was truly a life-changing journey for me, as it was an opportunity to travel back to my roots for the first time in my life. Although I was aware of the current political and economic corruption that taints the country, the hustle of the people and indescribable… Read more »