Issue 03 Ruin offers a fresh interpretation of the theme of ruin, bringing together stories of destruction and demise, but also of revival and regeneration. Contributors include Simon Norfolk, Cornelia Parker, Nadav Kander, Michael Rakowitz, Keith Piper, Giles Price, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Sonia Boyce, Nick Brandt, Alina Negoita, the Gentle Author and many more.
Contra is a not-for-profit annual magazine and arts organisation that explores the complex relationship between visual culture and conflict.
Conflict, in all forms, continues to inform the work of artists, photographers and other visual practitioners. From traditional photojournalism to the live streaming of global events, the image has the power to influence policy, shape public opinion and even spark us into action.
Through our printed publications, community outreach projects and events programme, Contra aims to raise awareness of various forms of conflict through investigating the role of the image. Beyond the pages of our own publication, we seek to make a tangible difference on the ground and positively impact our community.
Contra seeks to establish a network of cross-cultural exchange, support young and emerging artists and promote dialogue and debate.
By providing a platform for marginalised voices, we aim to help those who have been directly affected by conflict.
208 pages, 210 x 273mm