Posts By: Andrea Kurland

The photographer tackling an entire history of misogyny

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In 2013, the Spanish government proposed a change to the abortion law that would make it more restrictive. Luckily, they didn’t succeed. But when I realised my rights could be jeopardised at any time, I started looking into abortion access around the world, exploring the repercussions for other women. Presenting my project, On Abortion, for… Read more »

Inside the first radio network made for, and by, refugees

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Larry Macauley is a busy man. Originally from Nigeria, he arrived on Italian shores in 2014, where he was “shocked” by how few Europeans had any idea about the poor conditions faced by refugees. In an effort to spread their story, he experimented with activist-led street theatre, before channelling his energy into a radio network… Read more »

What it’s like to live as a black person in Japan

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There are many stereotypes that surround the western experience in Japan. Typically, they tend to be visualised by tall white men looming over crowds and looking lost on overpacked metro carriages. What’s very rarely discussed, though, is the black foreign experience. What’s it like to be a person of colour in a homogenised capital like… Read more »

Getting lost in the forgotten corners of Sarajevo

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I was in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the 23rd annual Sarajevo Film Festival, where I was representing a short documentary a few classmates and I had made. It was up for Best European short. As the plane began its descent, I started preparing myself to get into the mindset of a big shot sell-out, who was… Read more »

Visualising the rise of populism with post-truth pictures

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Back in 2015, London photographer William Lakin began work on a project exploring the influence and societal impact of hyper-consumerism. While he was doing so, the European Union Referendum Law was unveiled during the Queen’s Speech following the Conservative general election victory in May of that year. A month later, across the Atlantic, a certain… Read more »

Melancholy shots of Dublin in the ‘90s

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In 1991, over the course of three short visits, Krass Clement shot the streets of Dublin. The Danish photographer was on a three-month residency at Ireland’s Tyrone Gurhie Centre in Annaghmakerrig, and felt compelled to capture the capital – drawn to its melancholy corners and shadowy streets. His striking black and white portraits have now been compiled,… Read more »

Up close & personal with Sweden’s modern-day Vikings

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“When Sweden got closer to the European Union, some Swedes started asking ‘what are we? what is our history, our identity?’” explains Ola, while we are riding on the highway from Malmo to Genarps, on a clear, crisp Sunday of mid-November. “That’s when the Viking scene became popular.” Outside, the southern Swedish county of Skane… Read more »

Exploring the strange, banal reality of life as a modern spy

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On 7 March, 2017, WikiLeaks shared the first instalment of ‘Vault 7’, a series of publications that soon became the largest ever release of classified documents concerning the CIA. Comprised of 8,761 files and amounting to several million lines of code, the astonishing collection of data outlined the capability of the CIA’s Centre for Cyber… Read more »