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GUP °72
The Other Side Magazine 1


GUPGUP °72: The Other Side Magazine 1

Directors Roy Kahmann and Linda Zhengová.


196 Pages
200 x 260 mm
ISBN Not Available



Individualized as each of us might be, don’t we sometimes crave to be part of a larger whole? A collective that shares common characteristics, attitudes, and interests as those of our own? In this (post-)covid limbo, we felt the need to reflect on this idea of an imagined community across continents, weaved through empathy.

On that note, GUP presents you with two exclusive interviews. One is with Mous Lamrabat who elaborates on his mixed identity background and how it manifests itself in his colourful works full of cultural references. The other one showcases the yet unpublished project of Bharat Sikka, who focuses on Indian upper middle-class youth, providing a unique and tender insight into his culture. Inside you can also find two portfolios where one features the work of American photographer Arielle Bobb-Willis and FRESH EYES 2019 talent Jan Philipzen – both a mix of their personal and commissioned works. We close off the main section by highlighting the oeuvre of James Barnor, a 93-year-old Ghanaian photography icon who still continues to be active in the field.

The brand new element of this magazine is OTHER SIDE – a collaboration with our fellow Amsterdam partners Patta and MTG. Together, we bring you the latest news in fashion, culture, photography, and sports from the tulip metropolis. On this special occasion, we provide you with an interview with Edson and Tim Sabajo, the crucial figures behind the Patta projects. By way of an in-depth conversation, they share their thoughts on the brand and upcoming projects. Additionally, we feature a portfolio of Yamandú Roos who apart from working closely with Patta for years, is also documenting the surroundings and people he meets during his travels. Another documentary photographer that is often teaming up with Patta is Stacii Samidin who we interviewed to explore their collab with Clarks and his personal project Societies. Last but not least is a detailed article about the hip-hop jewelry culture that is celebrated in one of TASCHEN’s books Ice Cold.

As literary critic Rudolf Steiner once proclaimed, “a healthy social life is found only when, in the mirror of each soul, the whole community finds its reflection, and when, in the whole community, the virtue of each one is living”. Through this issue, we invite you to learn about the different communities that we feature, to take the time to contemplate and immerse yourself into these one-of-a-kind worlds all in one place, right here.

About the Journal
GUP Magazine is an international authoritative publication on photography, connecting its communities with the sharpest conceptual photography, the latest photo books, and compelling writings about the contemporary world of photography. GUP publishes four premium print issues a year, delivers daily online content, and produces self-initiated book publications.

About the Directors
Roy Kahmann (the Netherlands) – collector, curator, designer, gallerist and publisher | before joining the world of photography, worked as a designer and art director for design and advertising agencies,a person behind such publications as GUP MagazineGUP New and GUP Fresh Eyes, presenting what is interesting in the contemporary photography and who to follow among the Dutch and European emerging photographers, respectively runs Kahmann Gallery (since 2005) and organises Haute Photographie, a boutique photography fair with the allure of a museum | his and his wife Lindy private collection of photographs consists of over 10,000 works.

Linda Zhengová (b. 1995) is a photographer from the Czech Republic currently living and working in The Netherlands. Earlier this year, Zhengová graduated from a Photography BA at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. In the graduation series ‘Catharsis’, Zhengová explores the notion of her suppressed childhood trauma. The long-term project entails a photographic installation and a publication.

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