Pandemic

War and peace: What lockdown looks like in Afghanistan
Photography

War and peace: What lockdown looks like in Afghanistan

A photographer’s view — For photographer and writer Andrew Quilty – an immigrant living in war-torn Kabul – the prospect of Covid-19 was panic-inducing. But the reality was an entirely different story.

Written by: Alistair Klinkenberg

‘When I rode again for the first time, it felt like freedom’
Skate

‘When I rode again for the first time, it felt like freedom’

Surfers and Skaters vs Covid — Summer is here and lockdown is lifting. Warm water beckons, as does the butter-smooth concrete of parks and pavement. So are surfers and skaters ready to get back out there? We asked around to find out.

Written by: Guillaume Le Goff

Anti-consumerists are thriving during the pandemic
Reportage

Anti-consumerists are thriving during the pandemic

The freegans are doing fine — As the coronavirus changes our consumption habits, New York’s freegans – or ‘dumpster divers’ – are flourishing: ‘If anything, the pandemic has increased the volume and broadened the variety of food I eat.’

Written by: Kedar Berntson

A conflict photographer’s guide to shooting protests
Activism

A conflict photographer’s guide to shooting protests

Lessons from Cengiz Yar — Plan ahead, pack well, and check in with a buddy: Cengiz Yar shares the lessons he’s learned so far.

Written by: Cengiz Yar

The future of British culture: is it doomed, or can we save it?
Opinion

The future of British culture: is it doomed, or can we save it?

A national crisis — The UK’s cultural landscape has been torn apart by years of commoditization and Tory-inflicted austerity. The coronavirus crisis could be the final blow.

Written by: Nathalie Olah

How AIDS activists used art to fight a pandemic
Activism

How AIDS activists used art to fight a pandemic

Ready for a revolution — ‘Society had turned its back on us, which added to our creative flow and ability to live freely. It’s easy to tell the world to go fuck itself when you’re dying.’

Written by: Miss Rosen

What now for… photojournalists?
Photography

What now for… photojournalists?

Talking Mental Health — Huck is exploring the impact that the coronavirus pandemic is having on different communities – and on our mental health. In the latest instalment, photojournalist Daniella Zalcman investigates how exposure to trauma and risk is starting to take its toll.

Written by: Daniella Zalcman

Global photographers share what ‘home’ means to them
Photography

Global photographers share what ‘home’ means to them

Through the keyhole — As much of the world waits in lockdown, a new Aperture photo project provides a window into realms we rarely, if ever, get to see.

Written by: Miss Rosen

What now for... writers?
Reportage

What now for... writers?

Talking Mental Health — Huck is exploring the impact that the coronavirus pandemic is having on different communities – and on our mental health. In the first instalment, Emily Reynolds investigates how the repercussions of lockdown have affected freelance writers.

Written by: Emily Reynolds

‘Preppers have gone from tin hat loonies to visionaries’
Reportage

‘Preppers have gone from tin hat loonies to visionaries’

Survival lessons — UK survivalist Steve Hart has spent 40 years preparing for every potential disaster the human race might face. So how does he fare in a pandemic?

Written by: Theo McInnes

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