Picasso 1932: The Master And Misogynist

Before entering the Picasso 1932 exhibition at the Tate Modern, I knew Picasso was a bit of a prick, and I knew that a look at ‘Love, Fame and Tragedy’ was going to display that in all its glory. But I also came with anticipation; I love modernist art and Picasso is a master, some...

Pigtails And Poppadoms

Stories about the coolness of my hair, my food, and my culture. As a brown girl born and raised in Bangkok, pigtails were a permanency growing up. They were easy for my mother and my myriad of aunties to quickly weave together. They would melodically repeat the same phrase over and over again, that pigtails...

Bitchcraft

I was raised part-time by ghosts: grandmothers, cousins, the ouija board channels a family tree still hairpiled in ‘60s bouffants, still listening to Rumi on the radio. I occupy the absence of these women, whose lives I remember in a pre-Revolutionary Iran that I’ve certainly never known. And to their company I am adding, like...

Learning

I wanted to do photo series that documented the different learning experiences a  foreigner can have when they move to China. Each image is reflective of my own personal vision of moving here, but I think it’s one that others who have also moved here would be able to relate to. It reflects the times of...

Stinky Youth

👀 Dmitry Comarov‘s second story for Polyester about his home country – Russia – & the limitations put young people regarding self expression. His work looks at the social & political climate of Russia & its effects on the younger generation. 👀 Photography: Dmitriy Comarov. Styling: Dmitriy Popov. Models: Dmitriy Popov & Daria Remizova.

Gyrl Gaze: Vivian Fu

My favourite thing about photography and the digital age today is the vulnerability and closeness that artists have in their work; there’s a link between the digital age and the ability and freedom to convey intimacy, through photography, from the artist to the viewer the way Vivian Fu does. I’ve admired Vivian Fu’s self-portraits and...