Posts By: Emma Garland

Young teachers tell us why they’re striking this week

“I’ve always known I wanted to be a teacher,” Bethany, from south-west London, tells me. “It’s a cliche, but I recognise the impact certain teachers have had on me and I’ve always wanted to make that difference for other children.” Bethany started teaching her first Year One class in September 2022 after completing a Postgraduate… Read more »

Kaleidoscopic photos from ‘the man who shot the 70s’

One day in the mid-80s, 14-year-old Liz Vap did her make-up and headed into Manhattan with her older brother to check out the latest record releases at Bleecker Bob’s. While Vap’s brother dropped by the music management company where he worked, Vap waited in the lobby. Photographer Mick Rock (1948-2021) noticed Vap’s glamorous look, approached… Read more »

Why struggling dads are dominating awards season

In Florian Zeller’s The Son, Hugh Jackman plays a clean-shaven, high-flying lawyer, living in a chic New York apartment and providing financially for his wife (Vanessa Kirby) and newborn baby. He’s on the brink of his next big career step – except his ex-wife Kate (Laura Dern) has just knocked on his door with news… Read more »

Trans people aren’t a threat to women’s rights, the state is

Aiyush Pachnanda sisters uncut rape alarms

On Saturday afternoon, two demonstrations took place in London. One outside New Scotland Yard and Charing Cross Police Station to stand against The Metropolitan Police in light of the serial rape and and child sex offence cases brought against former officers David Carrick and Hussain Chehab respectively. And another in Soho Square to grieve the… Read more »

Surreal shots of everyday life in Berlin

In the spring of 2012, while photographer Mark Steinmetz was working for the University of Hartford in Connecticut, he received an invitation to teach at the school’s Masters of Fine Arts programme it organised in Berlin, Germany. Staying in the city’s neighbourhood of Prenzlauer Berg in the former East Berlin, he would use his spare… Read more »

Inside the UK’s anti-migrant protests

ROTHERHAM, ENGLAND; It’s a dull February afternoon on the outskirts of Rotherham. On a patch of grass next to a roundabout, a huddle of around fifty people are gathered. England flags flutter in the wind as “Land of Hope and Glory” booms out on a speaker system. This is a group of far-right activists who’ve… Read more »

Photos celebrating 50 years of hip hop style

Hip hop’s penchant for remixing cultural touchstones crosses all disciplines – be it music, dance, video, fashion, or art – creating bridges from one generation to the next through shared references. With the new exhibition and book, Fresh Fly Fabulous: 50 Years of Hip Hop Style, Elena Romero and Elizabeth Way look back at half… Read more »

Meet the ‘trollhunters’ battling climate disinformation online

Before Helen* retired from her job in hospitality, she spent her evenings relaxing on the sofa after what was typically a hard day. Now, it’s her down-time that’s less restful. She spends it doing the increasingly difficult work of combatting climate disinformation on Twitter, responding to claims that the climate crisis isn’t real and humans… Read more »

Vibrant photos of Glasgow street life in the ’70s and ’80s

Back in 1975, 17-year-old Peter Degnan began pursuing what would become a lifelong passion for photography. He had left school two years earlier to join an engineering apprenticeship with Rolls Royce in Glasgow, a city he describes as “a tough place to live, but one that was soon to embark on a renaissance.” Drawn to… Read more »