a new photography special from Huck is a look at some of the freshest all-woman photographers. As they note in their lead essay, around 85% of photojournalists are men, so this is a super platform to share the current female photographic talent. The issue includes a great project by Kendrick Brinson who photographs a raucous retirement community in Arizona; filmmaker and photographer Nadira Amrani discusses diversity, self-expression and identity in portraiture; and Abbie Trayler-Smith fights the taboo of obesity. Elsewhere there’s photography by Mikiko Hara, Susan Meiselas, Bieke Depoorter and much more.
// from the issue: Intimate portraits that capture London at its most diverse //
the latest issue of Huck magazine celebrates attitudes and finding the right one. Typically for Huck, it’s an issue that takes stock of people’s principles, especially those of radicals and free spirits. In the issue there’s a look at an all-female skate crew in New York whose story will soon become a film; the photography of Max Pinckers conveys America in the post-truth era; there’s an interview with artist and journalist Molly Crabapple who documented the Occupy Wall Street movement some years ago. Elsewhere there’s women’s car culture, BMX racers in Peckham in London, and bodybuilding in India.
// from the issue: the guerrilla gig-makers who changed music festivals forever //
issue 65 of Huck, ‘coming of age’, focuses on young people making impacts big and small. This includes a great look at Yemen United, the Yemeni football team based out of New York; queer youth of the American south; teen activists; and a superb photo essay by GODLIS and Angela Boatwright capture punk in 1970s New York and contemporary Los Angeles.
// from the issue: pakistan’s young mountaineers blazing a trail for women //
issue 64 of Huck, ‘the journeys issue’ appears to have the very intentional choice to focus on the micro scale, with each journey’s central element being the individuals who take those rides rather than breadth of the journey itself. this can be particularly seen in a wonderful narrow lensed photo collection of the New York cab photographer, Ryan Weideman who captured the various personalities who rode his cab for over 30 years. the issue is made up of activists, skaters, members of a North London boxing club, vegan trailblazers and nomadic warriors.add to my subscription
issue 63 of Huck, “the fantasy issue” leads on nicely from its previous issue “rule-breakers”, focusing on those who dare to dream, and who dare to suspend reality for a moment to fantasise about what might be. this issue is eclectic, featuring an excellent report and photo essay on the independent British wrestling circuit. it also features the bizarre subculture in America of those who wear costumes depicting animals with human expressions and traits, for which the komodo dragon on the front cover is one. elsewhere there is a report on the highly sexualised Cuban Reggaeton music scene; the new generation of jazz musicians; and an interview with Florida Project director, Sean Baker.
// from the issue: the architect who threw it all away to become a tattoo artist //