Established in 1994, VICE Media is an agency focused on covering the arts, modern culture, and recent events of our world. This month, the media company has released their yearly photo issue (Volume #22 Issue #7) in collaboration with Magnum Photos and Magnum Foundation. Featuring a number of thrilling photo essays, VICE explores the heart of a crumbled Gaza, a world of poverty and drugs in South Africa, life after the infamous Killing Fields, and much more. Best of all, the pieces are available to view online at no cost.
We were lucky enough to obtain two copies of the 160-paged issue in paperback print. Both books are beautifully crafted from what appears to be A4 size photographic paper, delivering a large and vivid viewing experience.
According to VICE, both issues were specially designed, cut, and sewn in Los Angeles, California. For those curious, a 1 year 12-issue subscription to VICE Magazine costs $45.
If you are not subscribed to VICE Magazine, you can see all 17 wonderfully crafted photo essays online by clicking here.
Image credits: All photographs have been used with the permission from VICE Media for the purpose of this article. From top: The two alternative covers of the Photo Issue, by Magnum’s Mikhael Subotzky and VICE favorite Dru Donovan. Following images are from Shehab Uddin, Bieke Depoorter / Magnum Photos, Dru Donovan, Tanya Habjouqa, Lindokuhle Sobekwa, Peter van Agtmael / Magnum Photos, Stacy Kranitz, Shehab Uddin, Tanya Habjouqa, and Eve Arnold / Magnum Photos.