Aspect Ratio Magazine I Contemporary Photography 2020-05-19T13:37:20+00:00

Be creatively productive and engaged with the outside world during #Covid-19.

Aspect Ratio Magazine has recently introduced audio and video interviews to its portfolio and is inviting artists and writers from all over the world to participate in sharing their work/story/thoughts. This is the best way to remain engaged with the outside world during a time when we are restricted in our movements due to Covid-19 pandemic. Those who are interested, please contact through either submissions page or through contact@aspectratiomagazine.com .  You will need a topic/project of  some kind, plus a couple of photos that will form a major part of the conversation. The conversation will be extremely informal, so no need to be anxious. We will make sure you are completely at ease before we record the conversation. AR is widening its portfolio by inviting experimetal and other contemporary genres, so do not hesitate to contact us if you’re unsure about whether your project falls under any of such categories. Believe us, it does. A request: AR has been a self-funded magazine for the last 6 years. On our revamped website, there is now a 2-day free trial to be availed. But, going forward, we are requesting readers to kindly and voluntarily subscribe, so the magazine can be sustained.

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Joel Pickford's Soul Calling

Photojournalist, author, documentary film-maker, Joel Pickford, spent years documenting the Hmong people in Laos and California by becoming a part of their community. All images © Joel Pickford

 

PALESTINE DIARY 1978-1979

Three decades after his family fled Palestine in 1948, 23 year old Najib Joe Hakim returned to document the life of his people.
All images © Najib Joe Hakim   

Black Okies' Californian Dream

How a community of black migrant workers escaped the Jim Crow South in search of an illusive American dream of a better life in California only to be disappointed and confronted by the same racism, poverty and exploitation. All images © Ernest Lowe

 

CONCENTRATION CAMPS - FADING MEMORIES AND THE FUTURE

Reflections – David Kaye’s personal journey through the camps of the Holocaust, man’s creation of hell on earth, and history being ignored.

All Images © David Kaye

Families Incarcerated

All images © Cesar Suarez Through his photographs and recorded statements of the inmates, Cesar Suarez demonstrates the 'human' side of the people responsible for some of the most horrific crimes.

Coal Face

Surreal and evocative images of a bleak and desolate landscape are an expression of years of suppressed emotions, an act of defiance to the merciless conditions Goran Popovic has endured for twenty years. 

All Images © Goran Popovic

A Changing Chureca

All images © Timothy Bouldry
Timothy Bouldry's documentary on La Chureca, the biggest landfill site in Nicaragua, is one of passion, dedication and a real desire to raise awareness in the society by sharing the story of its recent progressive changes.

UCP-UMCG

Laura Hospes shares a very personal experience of her long courageous battle with depression through the medium of photography.
All images © Laura Hospes 

City of Chaos

All images © Yusuke Suzuki Yusuke Suzuki smuggled himself into war-torn Aleppo to witness this historical city falling apart. He talks of his time spent with members of the Free Syrian Army and their families.

Coyas - Descendants of the Incas

Luis Martin's project chronicles the lives of the Coyas, people of the Andes mountains of South America, chiefly known for their oral tradition that has been preserved through the generations.
All images © Luis Martin 

The Wonders of Kham and Larung Gar

All images © Victoria Knobloch Victoria Knobloch travels to the Tibetan Autonomous Region, Kham, to photograph what may be the largest religious institute existing in the world, Larung Gar.

Collapse of Utopia

All images © Jan Møller Hansen
How the former Soviet Union’s dream of a safe atomic energy programme turned into an unimaginable apocalyptic nightmare! Jan Møller Hansen sends us this story from Chernobyl, a town whose fate was sealed at 01:23 hrs on April 26, 1986.

Prague - Under Lockdown

Prague might not be as much in the news as other big cities around the world during the Covid-19 lockdown, but affected it remains nevertheless. Sami Siva's photographs of the city's desolate streets are a testament.

All images © Sami Siva  

Ein Nichtort (A Nonplace)

Evi Lemberger shows us the meaning that the Transcarpathian people give to their homes, surroundings and identity by compensating for their dreary lives with strong colours.
All images © Evi Lemberger
 

Epiphanies

All images © Mike Lee A city of multifarious activities, New York, through the eyes of Mike Lee, writer and photographer, whom even Hurricane Sandy could not prevent from stepping out.

Le Combat de Coqs (The Cockfight)

Michael Abril From Bogotan cockpits, Michael Abril’s photoreportage on one of world’s long-running blood sports, ‘The Cockfight’.
All images © Michael Abril

Home Away from Home: Little Palestine by the Bay and Born Among Mirrors: Fifty Years After

All images © Najib Joe Hakim In Home Away from Home, Najib Joe Hakim shares with us a very personal but all too familiar story of the displaced people that began sixty-seven years ago as part of the Palestinian exodus, when his family left their home to begin their long journey that culminated in their arrival in America, from where Hakim took a full circle half-century later to bring us Born Among Mirrors.

Seniors

All images © Anthony Wood
Photographed in their homes by Anthony Wood, these are touching portraits of the elderly, in the autumn of their lives.

Sites

All images © Tara Conant Behind closed doors: The ordinary everyday façades that hide the horrors and grim reality of gender-based violence.