M Magazine 02/2015
Lightbox: Two fragments of reality that at a first glance do not quite fit together cause the viewer to pause for a moment: dualism, the polarity of two factors that pointedly meet in one image, or, as in the case of this lightbox, in eight.
David Alan Harvey: The Man from Ipanema. From Copacabana to Salvador da Bahia, from the beaches of Rio to its colourful Carnival parades – Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey finds himself travelling time and again to Brazil. Early pictures taken since 2000, unpublished photos from this year, colour and black and white – images that capture the moment, intuitive, timeless and emotional.
Ayman Oghanna: Stepping Over the Line. The Islamic State terror militia are hunting down those of other faiths and opposing political views. More than one million people have fled: many ran to the relative security of the Kurdish regions, but maybe not for long. Kurdish State or Islamic State? And who is on which side? Ayman Oghanna portrays a region sinking into violence, chaos and mistrust.
Valerio Bispuri: Hell Behind Bars. A world of anarchy and chaos: correctional facilities in South America are considered among the toughest in the world. The inmates themselves are often in control of daily life within the walls of the miserably overcrowded prisons. Valerio Bispuri visited over 70 of them, resulting in haunting black and white images that offer a glimpse at life behind bars – images as full of contrasts as life itself.
Matt Stuart: Hunting Ground. A photo safari in London – this is Matt Stuart’s hunting ground. He prowls the streets of the British capital, stalking his prey, searching for the perfect moment. Senses on alert, he waits patiently, then emerges from undercover with his camera poised to shoot. He does not give up till he has bagged his prize – unique images full of colour, humour and the scent of the big city.
Stanley Greene: Front Man. At the time when punk rock arrived on the west coast of the United States in the seventies, Stanley Greene was living in San Francisco. His university, the San Francisco Art Institute, was the hub of the emerging scene. It was dark and it was wild – as were Greene’s pictures. Camera on hand, the dove right into the excessive party scene, allowing himself to be sucked into a whirlwind of music, sex and drugs.
Bettina Flitner: No Man’s Land. “How do you feel now?” That was the question photographer Bettina Flitner started asking people from east and west immediately after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Equipped with camera and note book, she spent months exploring the former deadly ‘no man’s land’ that divided the city for 28 years – a slice of living history in words and images.
Photographers: An overview of all M Magazine photographers.
Table of Contents(.pdf)
- Lightbox: Two fragments of reality that at a first glance do not quite fit together cause the viewer to pause for a moment: dualism, the polarity of two factors that pointedly meet in one image, or, as in the case of this lightbox, in eight.