Christina Riley’s photo series, Born, is a raw look at motherhood. Shot in gritty black-and-white detail, the photos encapsulate every moment, failure, celebration and tear of her first year as a mother.
If you think this sort of risk sounds enticing, I would caution you that taking a leap may not be a wise course of action. At worst you could lose possessions, or shelter, your reputation. That’s heavy stuff. Prepare yourself.
Jakub Rybicki travels to the Wakhan Corridor, a remote mountain region in northeastern Afghanistan and offers us a closer look at the Kyrgyz and Wakhi people who live there, isolated from the violence surrounding them.
In this issue we share stories of motivation and heart to keep you true to your initial idea. With time, and hard work, you can get through the Long Middle. And we hope these articles serve you along the way.
Now could a better, more experienced photographer captured all of this in one photo, in just one attempt? Sure, I have no doubt. But that’s part of the photography journey. You do the absolute best that you can with what you have.