March Issue: Forever / Now
In our March issue, we partner up with the UK’s leading photofestival, Format, to examine this year’s theme, ‘Forever/Now’. We feature the work of Stefanie Moshammer, Jack Latham, Virginie Rebetez, Emily Graham and Anne Golaz.
Format’s director, Louise Clements, talks about the evolution of the Derby-based festival. Plus we discuss the headline exhibition, Mutable/Multiple, with its co-curator, Tim Clark.
Stefanie Moshammer’s fictional project, inspired by a letter she received from a stranger offering her a new life, imagines his identity, tapping into fantasies around love.
Emily Graham joins the treasure hunters searching for a buried golden owl, documenting their existential search for answers. Jack Latham, meanwhile, gets on the case of The Bohemian Club – to some, a private retreat for elite power brokers, to others, evidence of the dark rituals of the New World Order – and considers the consequences of conspiracy theories in the ages of fake news.
Virginie Rebetez attempts to visualise the life that Suzanne Lyall, who disappeared on her way home in New York 21 years ago, might have had. And Anne Golaz charts a dozen years of her family’s history living on a farm in Switzerland.
This month’s Projects section covers four recently completed series featured at Format photofestival. In Agenda we talk to Simon Baker, the new director of the Maison Européene de la Photographie in Paris, about his inaugural programme, kicking off with Coco Capitán. Plus, Martin Parr discusses his new show at the National Portrait Gallery; and we visit Scheltens & Abbenes ahead of their retrospective (of sorts) at Foam in Amsterdam.
Finally, in Intelligence we meet Susan White, former photo director of Vanity Fair, about her new role at Culture Trip. Plus we test the Leica M10-D.