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Blow Magazine, Special Issue

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breaking point: Special Issue

Edited by Agata Stoinska , Robert Coyle, Wiktoria Michałkiewicz, Aleksandra Rosiak and Monika Chmielarz.

Contributed to by Lucas Foglia, Mårten Lange, Philippe Braquenier, Serrah Russell, Mathieu Bernard Reymond, Adam Broomberg, Oliver Chanarin, Vincent Gouriou, Nicola Muirhead, Martin ErrichielloFilippo Menichetti, Nick Hannes, Valentina Abenavoli, Paweł Starzec, Sonja Hamad, Peter Bialobrzeskii, Cassandra Klos, Alberto Giuliani and Jan Cieslikiewicz.


Edition 388/1000
52 Pages
380 x 290 mm
ISSN 2009339X


‘I read on the internet this week that three quarters of all insects in Germany have disappeared. They think it was pesticides. This would be an environmental disaster, if environmentalism had not become an exercise in carbon counting. But worry not. There is a man in America who promises to send us to mars. But who can afford the trip? We have allowed a poverty gap without precedent to grow – fuelled by the blameless algorithmic trading computers along with free interest money to the rich. We are in the era of the mega landlord. Placing property ownership out of reach is the means we have nurtured to enslave one another. All the while technology continues to disrupt. They say driving, the number one job for men, will become unnecessary. I am all for automating the monotonous and unnecessary, but do we pass these efficiencies on to the newly jobless? Is our goal to build eden or a global slum? Is there a goal? Don’t think i am preaching. We are all to blame. Until we all purge the contractions within us and do what we know in our hearts is correct, we are as vulgar as pesticides. An era is ending at Blow. This is our final issue. in future we will be pursuing new ways to express our insights and love for photography. For one, we hope to open blow’s editing studio up to work with festivals, galleries and artists. This special issue with triennial of photography Hamburg is our first such collaboration. The theme, appropriate to Blows new direction, is breaking point.’ – A letter from the editor on the occasion of this special and final issue of Blow.

‘Consumerism, capitalism, imperialism and nationalism. These doctrines have shaped the world as we know it. Societies, economies and states are all driven by greed, ignorance and indifference. 200 years since the industrial revolu- tion and these creeds are still defining the status quo. Something has gone terribly wrong. Human abuse, genocides, extinction of species, devastation of nature, diseases and pollution are front-page news. How far can we go and who, in the end will pay the cost for our splendid industrialization? Triennial of photography hamburg 2018 is focused on the undeniable necessity to change. The program will reflect on political, economical and environmental factors required for global transformation; an invitation to inspire and react in these turbulent times. Art and particularly photography are powerful agents and democratic mediums. providing a source of exploration, and an expression of the complexity of human nature. Together with hamburg museums, galleries and numerous local and international partners we have been working on this inspiring theme breaking point. Searching for change. Unquestionably, June-September 2018 will be the time to visit Hamburg. Spread the change.’ – A letter from krzysztof candrowicz, artistic director of Triennial of Photography Hamburg.

About the Magazine
Blow Photo is published and printed 3 times per year with a limit of only 1,000 editions, making the collection a rare possession for anyone interested in contemporary fine art photography. Each edition reveals a unique photographic thematic narrative captured through the lens of some of the world’s most talented contemporary photographers. carefully selected and brought together by our editors,  this arrangement of a diverse group of artists – acclaimed and emerging, plays a vital role in revealing the story envisioned by blow. the themes may be familiar, but the visual stories they tell are unique. It is an Irish magazine and is printed A3.

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