Contra Journal is a not-for-profit annual magazine and arts organisation that explores the complex relationship between visual culture, art and conflict. Conflict, in all forms, continues to inform the work of artists, photographers and other visual practitioners. From traditional photojournalism to the live streaming of global events, the image has the power to influence policy, shape public opinion and even spark us into action. Through our printed publications, community outreach projects and events programme, Contra Journal aims to raise awareness of various forms of conflict through investigating the role of the image. Beyond the pages of our own publication, we seek to make a tangible difference on the ground and positively impact our community. Contra Journal seeks to establish a network of cross cultural exchange, support young and emerging artists and promote dialogue and debate. By providing a platform for marginalised voices, we aim to help those who have been directly affected by conflict.