Part I - Broken Windows: the turbulence and techniques of 1970s photography

Like a precocious teen establishing their own identity by rebelling against their parents, one of the preconditions for artistic innovation in any epoch is a rejection of all that went immediately before. Yet perhaps more than any other decade, the years between the close of the 1960s and the dawn of the '80s are marked by an exceptional degree of curiosity, experimentation and antagonism towards the era's established photographic norms. There is much that we can learn from photographers of the period, both in terms of approach and technique. In this two-part article on 1970s photographic movements and methods we shall attempt to do just that.

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SwiTalian: Discovering my Identity

Having a mixed heritage can be a rich and precious experience, as in Marina's life. Marina is of Swiss and Italian descent and treasures a kinship for both worlds. Today we have an abundance of interesting fusions and pseudo combinations of cultural influences, perhaps most notably in food and Marina's life is no exception. She regularly shares her food and travel journeys on her blog, lovefoodish.com, and you can find her @marina_lovefoodish.

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Handmade: The Shaping of a Cypriot Creative

Anna lives a life of connection and creativity. Her Cyprian roots and her mother's love led to her personal accessories brand, annakoumoushi. In Cyprus, needlework such as crochet and lace are customs that are treasured and esteemed. This is an ode to the preservation of cherished traditions and forever fond memories of a life of handmade goods.

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