As the world’s attention is momentarily split from the Coronavirus epidemic to the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, we stand alongside the multitude of voices condemning this injustice and the systems and structures of racism that perpetuate many others like it. We will not be silent.
And yet, in times such as this, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, powerless and unsure about what we can do.
At Ecce Opus, we are fortunate to have friends who can shed light and show us the way — to show us the path between silence and virtue signalling. …
Spring edition, issue 005
Hello and welcome. I’m Tom Price, a photographer based in London. Welcome to Frames, my digital postcard project. You can read the introduction here and sign up to get them in your inbox, twice a month.
Wherever you find yourselves in this exceptional moment, I send my love. Greetings from lockdown.
It’s been some weeks since I last wrote and hasn’t the world changed? I thought that the arrival of our new baby girl, Phoebe, may interrupt business as usual, but it feels like all ‘normal life’ has been eclipsed since then.
We’re now all at home, my work has almost entirely disappeared overnight, and we’re adjusting to life as a family of four within severely confined borders. We’re finding our way through this, as most of you are, but the promise of spring feels somewhat warped now, as if viewed through thick glass. …
“I try to avoid the kind of reportage that looks out of a railway window and notes down fleeting impressions with a rush of satisfaction. But I can’t.”
— Joseph Roth, The Hotel Years
Ka-dunk. The rhythmic bounce of the padded seats and powerful shock absorbers are momentarily disrupted by a notch in the asphalt beneath us. This registers as a small jolt in the consciousness of its passengers, but the Land Cruiser roars on undeterred. …