Losing Their Charm Adrian Fisk
Down by the River Tom Stoddart
Free Radicals Ahikam Seri
Plus Ca Change Benjamin Lowy
Hammams Pascal Meunier
Make A Wish Kirsty Mackay
Beijing is Waiting Mark Leong
Postcards from a Land of Riddles Martin Kollar
The New Village John Spinks
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Digital or film – can you tell? Does it matter? Absolutely not! Sure, stories differ in the choices a photographer makes in terms of colour, b/w, slides, negs or digital camera, but the over-riding consideration present in the stories we feature is that the images tell a story … and the story is not about the medium itself. On the pages of this issue digital and film sit side by side, brought together by a central purpose – to share a visual report or personal history. Sharing is the foundation upon which this magazine is built, a concept that is further discussed in our essay section where Fred Ritchin and Pedro Meyer question the impact that access to digital photography has had on taking and sending images – delivering the news.
EI8HT itself continues to push its boundaries. With this issue, I am pleased to introduce a new, strong look for our logo and page layouts. Working closely with designers, Rob and Phil, our central message of putting pictures first is now supported by a bold and determined design. In terms of our development for the future I am happy to announce a new collaboration with DigitalRailroad (www.foto8.com/drr), the makers of a powerful Web-based application for managing and sharing image collections. We look forward to photographers seizing this opportunity to share their story proposals directly with EI8HT, while also opening up new avenues for them to produce and deliver photostories to global media outlets.
Finally, a word of congratulation to two of our recent contributors, Alfredo D’Amato and Karim Ben Khelifa, who are recipients of the One World Broadcast Trust photojournalism award and the Fujifilm Young Photographer award, respectively, for work that was published in EI8HT.
I thank you, our valued readers, for your continued support for and loyalty to the magazine and look forward to your comments and photographic proposals for the next and future editions.