Megha Kapoor on Issue 9
For me, INPRINT is an unashamedly personal exercise. It’s invariably always a reflection of the things I’m gravitating towards at a particular time and place. This issue I’m seeing the world in vivid colour. The ninth edition of INPRINT pays homage to our place in the world — Oceania and the Pacific. I think Max Dupain, the late Australian photographic legend, sums up this sentiment beautifully with his fascination with the collective “backyard” that is Australia: he delighted in its light, nature, buildings and people. We are fortunate enough, with thanks to Jill White and her son Peter (the custodians of Max Dupain’s extensive archive) to see Australia through Max’s vivid black and white lens.
We travel to the island paradise of Vanua Levu and go underwater (literally) documenting the equally precious and precarious coral reefs of Savusavu Bay in an attempt to shed light on the beauty of our natural world and its fragility, compelled by the undeniable effects of the climate crisis. We celebrate our Fijian neighbours and soak up their hospitality at the incredible Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort.
The oceanic tribute extends to a folio of varied and talented women as they interpret the exquisite, sustainable treasures by Paspaley. James Tolich photographs the greatest hits from, in my opinion, the most important Australian designers of the moment, the oft-copied but never replicated Daisy, while we chat to the duo about how they continue to do things their way in the face of mass market imitations.
Astrologist, Srna Vuckovic maps out the zodiac with beauty and fashion photographed by Victoria Zschommler to illustrate the celestial seasons. Derek Henderson and I travel to the picturesque Central Otago in New Zealand to pay tribute to high country and high fashion in a story that combines a ’70s avant-garde tradition with the latest collections.
Our ninth cover star is the trailblazing Halima Aden. Born in a refugee camp in Kenya, Aden moved to the Upper Midwest US at age six with her mother and brother. She is now a UNICEF Ambassador, advocating for migrants around the world FINISH. In our interview, the obvious logic of something she said struck me, strangely, as profound: “The stereotype is that we [Muslims] want to come to this country and that we want to change the rules, to change everything. That's the opposite of what I want. I just want to participate.”
Megha Kapoor, editor INPRINT Magazine
INPRINT Issue 9 is available for Pre-order. Orders will be shipped out on the first week of December, 2019.
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