It is with great pleasure to present the 6th issue of JustZine magazine and with great sadness to announce that this is the final issue under the Photojournalism Hub ‘s Mayor of London Culture Seeds support. In JustZine Issue 6 we focus on protests. It is an open interpretation on this topic, because protests which have become more and more embedded in our societies, can take many forms, from personal change, activism, to protest for our ideals or personal goals. Acknowledging protests summarises the diversity of the challenges that we face in today’s world. Contributors have shared articles and photo stories responding to the theme and shared coverage of protests, activism, the people behind them and shared their personal protests. In this issue, we also present the wonderful contributors to the project and let you discover a little of their lives through their profiles. The young reporters, photographers, poets and artists behind the courageous, committed and honest journalism have a showcased profile produced by young photojournalist Fatima Sanchez who put forward initially the idea, and passion in producing these. As the chief editor of the JustZine, I am very proud for the commitment, talent and drive demonstrated by the participants of the ‘Youth Zine West’ project run by the Photojournalism Hub, who produced this issue. I would like to renew my thanks to our founder the Mayor of London and the Culture Seeds team. This has been an amazing and enriching experience for all of us, and we sincerely hope to find means to continue sharing local stories. – Cinzia D’Ambrosi, Editor in Chief
The fifth issue of JustZine magazine presents photo stories and articles that cover pressing and important social justice issues from Environmental and Climate justice, to stigma surrounding women periods. Contributors have shared articles on cyber bullying, chronic fatigue, environmental justice movement and an informative piece on racism and a lot more. Once again, the content engages with often challenging and difficult, albeit very relevant thematic. I am very proud for the commitment, talent and drive demonstrated by the participants of the ‘Youth Zine West’ project run by the Photojournalism Hub, who produced this issue. I would like to renew my thanks to our founder the Mayor of London and the Culture Seeds team.
This issue of JUST ZINE magazine, we focus on domestic abuse, an issue that is affecting many lives. Covid-19 global outbreak and the subsequent lockdown measures have left many women and men in vulnerable conditions. To understand the scale of this problem may take months to assess for any government and charities. Furthermore, you can find articles and photo stories on honour-based killing, male and women survivors of abuse. We also have powerful interviews with Marco Groves, CEO of the National Centre for Domestic Abuse, and the poet Sir Troy Cabida. Photography on Trans Rights protests in London to the moving photo story ‘Missed Opportunities’, a chance encounter with a victim of abuse. We also have children’s experiences of the lockdown presented by two young additions of the team! I would like to express my gratitude to the funders of the Youth Zine West Photojournalism Hub project, Culture Seeds, Mayor of London and to the incredibly talented participants of the JustZine magazine.
In this very first issue of JUSTZINE magazine we are presenting a Special Report on food banks in Hammersmith & Fulham with insightful interviews, photostory and a letter from a user, poems on lockdown and articles. JUSTZINE is part of a Photojournalism Hub project called ‘Youth Zine West’ which sees a production of a digital magazine focusing on local news stories by young adults in and around White City. JUSTZINE is kindly supported by Mayor of London Culture Seeds.
JUST ZINE magazine issue 3 focuses on homelessness in a Covid-19 world as we understand that the pandemic has worsened an already widespread issue. It touches on the different forms homelessness can take from life on the streets, to insecure housing and now, to temporary residence in hotels thanks to the Government’s public health initiative to get people off the streets to reduce the spread of the virus. Contributors have also shared an extract from a children story on homelessness and a touching and powerful personal story on homelessness. Furthermore they shared a photo story on the reopening of non-essential shops and the merging of DfID and the UK Foreign Office and the potential implications on foreign aid as a result of this merger. Once again I would like to thank the hard-working and very talented group of participants in the Youth Zine West project, run by the Photojournalism Hub, who produced this issue and as always, I thank our founder the Mayor of London, Culture Seeds.
I am very pleased to present the second is-sue of JustZine magazine. This issue has a number of articles and photo stories following the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in London, helpful resources and compelling portraits of key workers that have not stopped working during the lockdown. This issue also has a special report on mental health. I would like to thank the talent and dedication of the participants in producing Just Zine magazine, part of the Youth Zine West project run by the Photojournalism Hub, and to our funder the Mayor of London, Culture Seeds.