Posts By: Andrea Kurland

Filmmaker Emmett Malloy on the escapist power of surfing

There’s a scene in The Tribes Of Palos Verdes where time stops for a moment. During the crescendo of a verbal assault from her increasingly unstable mother, Medina (a teenage outcast, played in the film by Maika Monroe) escapes out of her home and down towards the beach it overlooks. Once she arrives, she heads straight… Read more »

Malick Sidibé: Iconic portraits of African youth culture

Malick Sidibé – nicknamed “the eye of Bamako” – is one of Africa’s most beloved portrait photographers. Working across the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, he shot black and white studies of youth culture; unveiling an exciting, exuberant side to his hometown of Bamako in Mali. Now, coming just over a year after his death in April… Read more »

A love letter to the world, written with photographs

Over a period of 30 years, Magnum photographer Alex Webb and poet and photographer Rebecca Norris Webb have traveled the earth, capturing the mystical moments of life on film. Whether visiting London or Istanbul, Paris or Tijuana, the images they create speak to each other in a language that goes beyond words – creating harmonies,… Read more »

Living in England as a new Muslim convert

My latest project The House of the Prophet is a photo series which examines the lives of Muslim converts in modern-day England. According to a 2016 study by Swansea University, there are around 100,000 new Muslim converts living in England (a number that doesn’t include foreign nationals who have converted and moved to the United Kingdom). Unfortunately,… Read more »

Photos that celebrate New York’s forgotten surf scene

The rough, icy shores of America’s north-eastern coast are rarely associated with surfing – but a new book from writer Ed Thompson and photographer Julien Roubinet is on a mission to change that. Ice Cream Headaches, published by Damiani, explores the vibrant cold water surf community around New York and New Jersey. The book contains… Read more »

Tales from Dublin’s notorious HIV/AIDS separation unit

A bag of smack was much easier to acquire than a job for the people of Dublin in 1979. A combination of overcrowding, containerisation of cargo at the docks (resulting in a dramatic loss of employment) and newly-available, cheap heroin from Iran had set the scene for an epidemic in opioid abuse. Research reveals that, by 1982,… Read more »

The sex robots are coming – but are we ready?

Sex robots, and the implications of their wider use, have been heavily discussed over the last few months. Seen now as an inevitable part of our future lives, these dolls are becoming more technologically advanced with each day; boasting bendable limbs, textured skin, and heated jelly orifices. A recent report even suggested that “digisexuals” – as… Read more »

10 minutes with skate legend Tony Alva

Tony Alva is on his feet, pacing. A moment ago, he was sat on the end of a sofa after suggesting that we both take a seat. A moment before that, he was on his board, riding to a gathered crowd at the House of Vans skatepark. After stretching his legs briefly, he decides to… Read more »

Growing up as a woman in the east and west

Born in Lebanon, Rania Matar left her homeland during the Civil War to study architecture at Cornell University in upstate New York. But it was September 11 that would be the turning point in her life, as she decided to pursue a career in photography as a means to create an empowering and inclusive narrative…. Read more »

The vigilantes fighting Myanmar’s heroin epidemic

There are an estimated 135 indigenous ethnic groups spread across Myanmar. However, they only make up a third of the country’s total population. The Bamar (Burman), who make up the remaining 68 per cent, control all aspects of the country’s government and Military. Shortly after World War Two ended and the British Empire was dissolved, control over Myanmar was handed over… Read more »

Limited edition photography now available on the Huck printshop

In conjunction with Rule-Breakers: The Exhibition, Huck has launched the printshop, an online space in which selected prints from artists featured in the magazine are available to buy. Acting as a carefully curated hub, the Huck printshop seeks to make the work of photography’s most exciting names accessible for readers to enjoy in their homes.‘Rule-Breakers’ marks the first collection of prints… Read more »