212 magazine Issue 4 is out now. Our new cover story is once again by Laura Marie Cieplik for Mulberry, with creative direction and set design by Kaduri Elyashar and styling by Camille-Joséphine Teisseire.
This new issue bears witness to the tangible passion of designer Nelly Ben Hayoun, giving us different perspectives on the kind of creative energy that is even capable of building volcanoes, while delving into the enigmatic symbolism of the Sami people with photographer duo Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer in a piece focusing on the lives of women inside the Arctic Circle. Elsewhere, Siobhan Fallon’s tender story brings back the highs and lows of teenage infatuations, while an excerpt from Pascal Bruckner’s timeless book Paradox of Love illuminates the clashing claims society makes of us under the guise of seduction.
Elsewhere, interviews include the famously taciturn director David Lynch talking about his love for transcendental meditation, Spanish artist Coco Capitán, a photo essay by German photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten embarking on a journey through time down the streets of South Korea, breathtaking drone photography from around the world, a showcase on the fascinating works of dark Turkish artist Ali Elmaci, whose pieces depict the manipulative discourse produced by oppressive governments, and Dutch photographer Ruud Van Empel’s gripping portraits from his renowned series Mood.
PLUS, read about the recent rise of anonymity in all its forms and author Akwaeke Emezi’s short story about disconnection and placelessness on the shores of the Black Sea.
Discover the setbacks, triumphs and fruits of human endeavour exhibited in every story in the new Autumn/Winter 2017 issue, together with the thoughts and feelings we all secretly share.
212 magazine is a new biannual publication from Istanbul. It contains short fiction and long-form reportage; distinctive photo essays and revealing interviews. Even though it was born in the city where east meets west (as the love-worn cliche goes), the magazine seeks to transcend the loaded dichotomies of Istanbul’s favourite metaphor, and extends its gaze far beyond the region.
The name “212” comes from the area code for Istanbul, but it also happens to be the area code for New York – a piece of misdirection that’s characteristic of the magazine’s ethos: as soon as you try too hard to close in on your subject it has a habit of defying you. Rather than pigeonholing ideas into narrow parameters, 212’s contributors trace connections that will surprise and delight.
Each issue is centred around a loose theme – the first is Strange Days. 212 aims to be as challenging as it is influential – to provide an inclusive space for ideas and perspectives to mix without prejudice and better interrogate social, artistic and cultural phenomena from the region and around the world.
148 pages, 28 x 38 cm, 900 grams