Posts By: Andrea Kurland

A raucous celebration of Italian-American culture

Although I now spend my days baking in the hot sun in Southern California, surrounded by beachside bungalows and palm trees, my heart yearns for the raw jagged coastline of New England. As a native of Gloucester Massachusetts, I felt it was time to travel east and photograph an annual event that is fundamental to… Read more »

New York’s underground art scene is weirder than ever

For nearly a decade, Walter Wlodarczyk has been photographing the independent art communities of New York, challenging a widely held belief that the DIY scene in the city is dead. According to some prominent New Yorkers, the city’s underground has expired. The argument goes that foreign investors and finance sorts have bought-up the real estate,… Read more »

The Lebanese football team uniting the displaced

Nour Melli sits anxiously in his chair in a large coffee lounge in Tripoli, Lebanon. One leg is still, the other is bobbing up and down as he discusses the football match ahead. It’s a big game that could see his team enter the semi-finals of the local league, and push them into wider recognition…. Read more »

A post-Brexit portrait of life in Gibraltar

Brexit is drawing closer. In March 2019, the United Kingdom will be officially parting ways with its European neighbours – ending a process which would have taken, by then, nearly three years to carry out. Somewhat terrifyingly, no one has a clue what this imminent future will look like. If the media’s back-to-back reports are… Read more »

Inside the bedrooms of Georgia’s new generation

If you ask most people where Georgia is, the first answer is likely to be the US state – not the small South Caucasus country of four million. Since it gained independence following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Georgia has experienced a turbulent two decades, including civil war and a short but… Read more »

A personal trip through Turkey’s punk scene

In Turkish “Arada” translates as “in between.” It’s a very fitting name for a film that follows a young man stuck between adolescence and adulthood, dreams and his father’s expectations, and traditional Turkish music and punk rock. It also refers to Istanbul as a whole, a place that director Mu Tunc calls “undefinable.” Over Skype,… Read more »

A new exhibition celebrates the radical power of text in art

Crossing states in its realisation, Visual Language is a new bi-coastal exhibition that compels us to consider the function of words and their use in art – whether its to provoke, exclaim or manipulate. Set against the backdrop of the current US political climate of ‘fake news’, the show presents pieces of distorted truths and multiple realities…. Read more »

How digital life is distorting love, loss & emotional trauma

Silence sometimes feels like nothing at all. Every day we fire off a thousand texts that never get returned, conversations with friends or family or housemates or colleagues ebbing and flowing without much thought of who wrote last or what they said; digital small talk. When we desperately want someone to reply, though, silence begins… Read more »

Meet the stars of contemporary Hungarian photography

“It’s not enough to have talent, you also have to be Hungarian,” Robert Capa famously quipped, noting the impressive prevalence of his countrymen leaving their mark on photography throughout the 20th century. André Kertész, Brassaï, Martin Munkácsi, György Kepes, and László Moholy-Nagy are just a few of the artists who elevated the form and put… Read more »

The grandma helping Indian girls become martial art masters

“I first came across the South Indian martial art ‘Kalaripayattu’ some years ago,” recalls photographer Nadja Wohlleben. “Dating back to the 2nd century BC (Sangam period) and believed to be the mother of all modern Asian martial arts, I was instantly fascinated by this traditional fighting system.” For Wohlleben – who’s been training Shaolin Kung… Read more »