Perfect Peace Kai Wiedenhöfer
The Human Detail Peter Beaumont
Nothing Personal Alan O’Connor
Dowry Abuse Adrian Fisk
East of a New Eden Alban Kakulya and Yann Mingard
Staying Alive Qilai Shen
Crash Happy Grant Scott
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We have put together an exciting edition this quarter that portrays a number of important issues in a new light. Beginning with two photo stories from Israel and Palestine I hope to show you different perspectives on a subject which, I believe, all too often we have become apathetic to in the West. These two stories challenge our perception about the conflict and I hope in doing so will give voice to some vital questions.
In a completely different vein, two Swiss photographers have shown us that landscapes can tell their own story. The barren topography of the new EU frontier provides a backdrop for their work and goes some way to help us discover what really lies at the edge of our own European existence.
In the second half of the magazine we showcase stories by photographers who have sought simple ways to tackle very difficult and intricate subjects. AIDS in China is shown with sensitivity through they eyes of a four-year-old girl as she struggles to survive. Likewise when it comes to the horrifying reality of dowry abuse it is a simple email from the photographer that reveals so much about the tragedies unfolding as well as his, and our own, attitude towards them.
I hope you will find it inspiring and refreshing to read the photography and words of these stories. Please offer a word of thanks to the journalists who will not be deterred from pursuing photojournalism so that it may be brought to light in the pages of this magazine.