Posts By: Andrea Kurland

Celebrating the world’s most iconic street photography

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The world’s most iconic and recognisable street photography is set to be celebrated in the newly-republished Bystander: A History of Street Photography. The book, written by Joel Meyerowitz and Colin Westerbeck, explores the genre’s history and development; and includes an array of work from the late 19th century to the present day. Originally published in 1994, the newly… Read more »

Exposing the everyday eccentricity of British life

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James Springall’s pieced-together collages are known for their punchy, provocative aesthetic – and his latest project, Wish You Weren’t Here, is no different. “I wanted to say something about British culture,” the Newcastle-born artist says. “I thought it would be interesting to peel back the respectable veneer slightly and expose the realities, the anxieties, and the… Read more »

Australia’s freakiest polymath on art, creativity and staying original

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To listen to the music of Kirkis is to be transported to a strange, synthy netherworld, where every light’s a flickering one and people can only communicate via hushed, inaudible whispers. It’s a strawberry lollipop dipped in tar. Like watching a beautiful, black-and-white film where everyone – everyone – dies at the end. It’s haunting. It’s grand…. Read more »

Exploring the deserted depths of the Swedish countryside

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For the last 10 years, Jan Töve has been visiting Västergötland – a sprawling, snow-ravaged region located in the south of Sweden. The photographer, who grew up in the area, was curious to return and capture the changing face of his childhood home. “My starting point was to dig deeper into what I know,” he tells Huck…. Read more »

The women changing the face of the comic book industry

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This year I went to the Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival – my first comic book convention. On the face of it, it looked more or less exactly the way I expected it to. Collectors queued to get their prized first-print issues signed, cosplayers crisscrossed the grounds dressed in immaculate homemade costumes, and comic creators… Read more »

The harrowing story of the UK’s first openly gay footballer

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Justin Fashanu was the first openly gay footballer in the United Kingdom. He was also the first £1 million black footballer, and a figure of fascination for tabloid journalists until he hanged himself in 1998, at the age of 36. A new documentary on his life, Forbidden Games, is out now and it tells Fashanu’s… Read more »

Magnum photographers turn their lens to Hull for new show

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Acclaimed Magnum photographers Martin Parr and Olivia Arthur have teamed up to celebrate Hull – the UK’s 2017 city of culture – for a new exhibition. The show, titled Portrait of a City, offers a unique portrait of the city, with both photographers turning their lens to different areas. For Martin Parr, it’s a deep-dive… Read more »

The​ ​filmmaker​ ​from​ ​Damascus​ ​finding​ ​inspiration​ ​in​ ​Berlin

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Maps of different European cities hang on the wall dropping hints about Aghyad Abou Koura’s past whereabouts. To the right, a street cone picked up one night and brought back home has been repurposed into a lampshade casting a red-ish light across the room. It’s night-time in Berlin. The moon is at the waxing gibbous… Read more »