Bangladesh: Pressed for Freedom

Award-winning photographer and activist Shahidul Alam, 63, was arrested in Bangladesh last week for his alleged comments against the Awami League government. Alam spoke out about the recent student protests in Bangladesh to Al Jazeera in an interview. About 20 other journalists were also attacked during the protest.

CHANTAL FABRES: rasion d’être

I did not think that I would start ‘collecting’ photography in the early 90’s, when I was a graduate student in New York. I fell in love with the medium and naturally became curious. I would go to photography exhibitions at the ICP, the MoMA, I would visit galleries in Soho and Chelsea.

Where Joel Meyerowitz Finds Himself

Best known for his street photography, Meyerowitz has a knack for honing in on the spectacular amid the mundane and has traveled across the globe to capture every instance of it. In the following interview, Meyerwitz discusses with Musée Magazine his journey thus far in regards to uncovering the virtues of photography.

Abortion Art and its #MeToo Moments

On July 9, Donald Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Kennedy's decision to retire. This nomination has left many worried about the future of abortion rights given that during Trump’s 2016 campaign, he stressed his commitment to placing pro-life justices on the court to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The Symbiosis of Art and Food

We experience our basic necessities every day, and, due to these often-occurring interactions, it is inevitable that we transform them into being more meaningful and pleasurable. This is the reason for the strong connection between food and art.

India Gives Voice to Trans Community

India’s complicated relationship with the LGBTQ+ community has been a long standing battle that is slowly progressing. In order to create more tolerance, non profit initiative The Kitab has created India’s very first transgender arts festival. For a country whose political stance on the subject is so oppressive, having a festival like this is a risk – but it’s one worth taking. 

July Fourth

July Fourth: Historically a Day of Celebration, But What Exactly Are We Celebrating?
July fourth is historically one of America’s most nationalistic holidays -- people look forward to the leisure of family get-togethers. But of course, this political climate is now something that, to many, does not feel this country should only be celebrated.

Moving Art Into the Digital Space with Intaglio

As the digital space continues to grow exponentially, the newest addition to this space is art. Intaglio, the company behind a groundbreaking new digital program, strives to close the gap between auction houses, buyers and artists by placing “tags” on artwork that contain block chains.

Americans and Their Flags

With the combination of the polarized political stances of the U.S and the progression of online activism, people have been publically destroying the American flag by stepping on and burning it on social media. Destroying the flag has become a form of protest for the injustices that minorities in this country still endure today.

"People Are Not Statistics"

Suicide isn’t an occupational hazard. The feeling of isolation and helplessness that leads to suicide is one only a fraction of the people can relate to. Being a photo-based magazine, we were curious to hear the stories of some of our colleagues, see what they had to say, and try to understand how they felt.

MARKUS BRUNETTI: The Perfectionist

Structures that do not count as a direct requirement for life, but show that humans have learned to think beyond the limits of their life. Holy houses were built large and significant to amaze “the masses.” That works in the Middle Ages, where the masses could neither read nor write and did not have a TV.