212 Magazine Issue 9 (the Diversity issue) is available now on loremnotipsum.com. For this issue, we imagined a world in which the barriers and obstacles set by human decisions, and memories imposed on others, are rendered inconspicuous. From the colourful Balogun Street Market in Nigeria to the Kigurumi costumed characters of Japan, we explore different stories and horizons on topics such as gender fluidity, LGBTQI+ rights and racial representation. Our cover story, ‘Maybe so, Maybe no’, shot by Marc Hibbert and styled by Benoît Bèthume.
Content: 212 Magazine – Issue 9
Interviews With Oliviero Toscani And Lloyd Ziff
Fashion Stories By Marc Hibbert And Annie Lai
Photo Essays By Inci Eviner, Bruce Gilden, Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Tyler Mitchell, Laurie Simmons, Lorenzo Vitturi
Photo Documentary By Robin Hammond – ‘Where Love Is Illegal’
Short Story By Sait Faik Abasiyanik – ‘The Last Birds’
A Philosophical Essay On Animals By Oxana Timofeeva.
…and many more.
Contributors: 212 Magazine – Issue 9
Hector Adalid, Özge Akkaya, Mel Arter, Julia Asaro, Benoît Bèthume, Alex Bibby, Karolina Burlikowska, Jan Chan, Laura Cheron, Alexander Dawe, Eda Doğançay, Elif Eren, Maureen Freely, Bruce Gilden, Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Robin Hammond, Makato Hayashi, Marc Hibbert, Naoki Komiya, Yelta Köm, Nilay Kumar, Annie Lai, Suzi Leenaars, William Lhoest, İlksen Mavituna, Tyler Mitchell, Juli Molnar, Ferhat Rodoplu, Laurie Simmons, Jessica Sinks, Sho Tanaka, Lorenzo Vitturi, Una Yun Nam Ho, Onur Uygun, Gizem Ünsalan, Phebe Wu, Emil Zed.
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