Issue #7897: Art + Activism

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“To face the camera is to open a conversation, to make yourself both vulnerable and powerful at once,” says Zanele Muholi, in this month’s digital issue, which arrives ahead of the South African artist’s major survey exhibition at Tate Modern this autumn.

We also talk to Lewis Khan about his timely work on the NHS, and Matteo de Mayda, who tells the story of Vo – the first village in Italy to record a case of Covid-19, and its success in suppressing the spread of the virus. In our Agenda section, focusing on new books and exhibitions, we talk to Ming Smith, Vivian Keulards and Damian Heinisch — winner of this year’s Mack First Book Award. Plus, in Any Answers, we meet Catalan artist, Joan Fontcuberta.

All of our projects this month have been made unexpectedly, in response to the Covid-19 lockdown. We speak to Neha Hirve, Viktoria Sorochinski and Alice Zoo about their experiences. Plus, Max Miechowski reveals his ongoing work on England’s east coast, and we showcase Sebastian Rogowski’s Suicidal Birds.

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Marigold Warner

Marigold Warner joined the British Journal Photography in April 2018, and currently holds the position of Online Editor. She studied English Literature and History of Art at the University of Leeds, followed by an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London. Her work has been published by titles including the Telegraph Magazine, Huck, Gal-dem, Disegno, and the Architects Journal.