Mentioning the Unmentionable

The Atrocious Image is an exclusive essay written by Max Houghton for EI8HT which uncovers “the last taboo” of photojournalism, rape. Demonstrating the magazine’s commitment to publish challenging stories, Houghton takes a critical look at the reporting of rape, when it is committed during war, by talking to writers, photographers and aid agency workers. She discovers a subject that is largely unrepresented within the media – most notably within the work of photojournalists. Rape demands attention say photojournalist Jenny Mathews and writer Anthony Loyd. In this issue of EI8HT Houghton mentions the unmentionable.

Remembering the Lost Decade

“The physical and emotional devastation is on an unimaginable scale,” says Heidi Bradner in relation to her exclusive report about the war in Chechnya for the new issue of EI8HT. Following her most recent visit in December 2004, and aimed to coincide with a major exhibition of her photography in England, Bradner presents a selection of photography and writing that spans the past decade. Looking both at the young conscripts sent to wage the war for Russia and at the Chechens themselves, who manage to preserve a semblance of life amid the ruined landscape, Bradner provides readers of EI8HT with a poignant, personal insight into this unresolved and under-reported war.

Other Features Include

Paul Hayward, Chief Sports Writer for the Telegraph, comments on the demise of heavy-weight boxing while reflecting on the all-time greats and the uninspiring future that now seems to define this once noble sport; Chris de Bode presents his photo story from Uganda on the Lord’s Resistance Army; Sybille Fendt photographs “Messies” in their homes in Germany; Alvaro Leiva treats readers to a view of his Amazon project, part of a three year body of work photographing the mighty rivers of the world. In addition to the special features in this issue, Vol.3 No.4 also includes new book reviews, exhibition listings and professional resources.

Production Notes

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