No. 07, spring 2021
How is the pandemic changing everyday life? People share their thoughts, worries and hope with a page from their diary on 3 April. Exactly one year ago they did the same thing - but what has changed in a year?
When the world shut down, photojournalist Katrine Noer mailed disposible cameras to people all over the world. Get a glimpse of everyday life from Greenland to Mexico through the photography series Lockdown Diaries.
Talented photographer Alexander W. Fazio is one of 1Million Magazine's regular contributors. In this issue you can get to know him a little bit better through a Q&A.
The first-ever print issue of 1Million Magazine is launched on 27 May! The magazine features select images from the digital editions and is an account of the year we have been through. Launch event at GRAKOM in Copenhagen.
- A COLLECTION OF DIARIES FROM A WORLD IN LOCKDOWN. PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT BY KATRINE NOER.
When the world shut down in 2020, photojournalist Katrine Noer, mailed disposable cameras to people all over the world who wanted to document their life during their lockdown.
The participants took one picture a day and added a note to the picture. When the film was used up, the camera was returned, and the photos were developed and selected for the project.
Lockdown Diaries remind us of a time when our plans were put on hold. A lovers' quarrel. Birthdays without company. Two boys longing to play together. The rays of sun shining through the curtains of a bedroom.
The project includes countries like Greenland, Spain, Vietnam, Holland, Denmark, Israel, Australia, India - and many more.
Photo: Bünyamin Aydin, Istanbul, Turkey
Follow @lockdown___diaries on Instagram for the full project
I am mostly into environmental portraying, whether it involves nature, people, or places. I’m not much of a studio photographer. I want context to what I am photographing. That is why I am very fond of reportage, street photography, and nature.
Definitely the contact with other people. I am passionate about telling stories and for portraits. That’s the driving force. To get experiences while being in a creative process is for me the dream and why I do it. It is both fun, challenging, and exciting.
How the medium can be used; that no two photographs are alike; and that a given task can be done in all sorts of ways. It’s also fascinating to me, how an image always shows the photographer, even if he or she is not physically present in the image: Every choice reflects the photographer behind it. In addition, it fascinates me time and time again how strong emotions can be conveyed through a still image.
Alexander W. Fazio's biggest photography idol is Brazilian photojournalist Sebastiao Salgado. Photo: chris1million
I freelance and additionally, I’ve assisted or worked with a number of photographers, where I have had the chance to learn and to absorb. I’ve taken the basic course in photography at NEXT, and I dream of studying either photographic communication or photojournalism at DMJX.
My grandfather is an animal and nature photographer, so photography has been lurking all my life. I’ve taken pictures since I was a kid, but it wasn’t until 4-5 years ago, that I dropped out of my studies at the University of Copenhagen to pursue a career as a photographer. I was in the middle of a depression, and I saw the movie “The Salt of the Earth” about photographer Sebastiao Salgado when I made the decision.
There is no doubt that my biggest idol is Sebastiao Salgado. His works stand out, and to me, he is the ultimate photographer. In Denmark, Jan Grarup in particular has made a huge impression, and internationally, big names such as W. Eugene Smith, Diane Arbus, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Robert Capa have also made an inevitable impression.
I would recommend Suzanne Stein. She takes very strong pictures of street life in New York
For the first time ever 1Million Magazine is published as a print magazine.
The launch event will take place on 27 May in Copenhagen.
1Million Magazine was created as a digital magazine by chris1million during the first corona lockdown in Spring 2020.