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COLORS Editor 2010-2012, issues 78, 80, 81, 83, 84, 85 // Contributing Editor 2012-2014, issues 86, 87, 88, 89 // Writer 2010-, issues 77, 82, 90

“…a must-read for an intelligent, visually literate, and globally-minded reader. COLORS is one of a few magazines with the authority to change beliefs and behaviour… it’s journalism of the highest calibre.”
– 2013 Magpile Magazine Awards, Honourable Mention for COLORS Magazine

 

Click on the links below to read a few of my stories for the magazine.

#89 MOVING HOUSE (2014)

Gedalia, 41, lives on a hilltop with his wife Shira and their seven children. Their house is built from steel, particle board and telephone poles, will be reinforced by tires packed with earth, and has been declared illegal by the United Nations, the International Court of Justice, and the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention.

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Between 1,500 and 2,000 people wash up on Malta’s shores each year, and the country’s immigration officers handle every boatload the same way.

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Today, one in three people living in a Chinese city is a migrant worker. A third live in cramped, company-owned dormitories, while one in six sleep on construction sites or factory floors.

 

#88 PROTEST (2014)

By 2014, there will be more active cellphones in the world than people, and more than half will have built-in cameras.

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It is difficult for a news editor not to publish beautiful women with perfect breasts getting naked for liberal causes.

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Drinking dark-red cow blood, more than two-dozen piglets and a large sow wallowed in a pool of gore outside the gates of the parliament buildings in Nairobi, Kenya on May 14, 2013.

 

#87 LOOKING AT ART (2013)

If you want to paint a picture of Kim Jong-Un, you’ll need to get a certificate.

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When 80-year-old George Greenhalgh approached the Bolton Museum in 2003 with the Egyptian statue he’d found under his stairs, the curators could hardly believe their luck.

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One summer day in 2012, Phivos Istavrioglu, 29, walked into a busy gallery in New York, lifted a Salvador Dalí painting from a wall, dropped it into his shopping bag and walked out.

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Salvation and redemption are common themes in Angola prison artwork, mainly because they sell.

 

#86 MAKING THE NEWS (2013)

Citizens are guaranteed freedom of speech and of the press,” says Article 67 of the North Korean constitution. Nobody believes it.

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Color magazines must be eradicated” proclaims a poster on a wall in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel. They “mix good with bad, and confuse the minds of the youth.”

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Sierra Leone’s 1996 elections arrived in the middle of the country’s 11-year civil war. The winner, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, campaigned under the slogan “The future is in your hands.” Rebels in the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) dismissed the election as fraudulent, and, to illustrate their protest, began removing hands from the electorate.

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Dressed in bright floral shirts, the murderers arrive.

 

#85 GOING TO MARKET (2012)

This is V’s mask.

 

#84 APOCALYPSE: A SURVIVAL GUIDE (2012)

Most of the things you’ve ever thrown away were not recycled, reused or even incinerated. They are still sitting somewhere in gigantic piles of trash.

 

#83 HAPPINESS: A SURVIVAL GUIDE (2012)

He put his fingers on my chest and commanded the power of God to go through me…” (interview by Juan Pablo Gallón)

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Ecstasy is not a name Shulgin likes – he’d have preferred the compound to have been called “empathy.”

 

#81 TRANSPORT: A SURVIVAL GUIDE (2011)

As tensions mounted in the early 1980s and the idea of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) seemed more real than ever, Mikhail Puchkov launched his own crazy project: he would build a secret, pedal-powered submarine 800 kilometers from the sea. (interview by Elizaveta Butakova)