212 is a biannual magazine based out of Istanbul, published and distributed internationally. It contains short fiction and long-form reportage; distinctive photo essays and revealing interviews. Even though it was born in the city where east meets west (as the love-worn cliche goes), the magazine seeks to transcend the loaded dichotomies of Istanbul’s favourite metaphor, and extends its gaze far beyond the region.
Our Spring Summer 2020 Diversity Now issue is now out in stores worldwide.
DIVERSITY NOW ISSUE,
We’re delighted to present our ninth issue,
‘Diversity Now’, for Spring/Summer 2020.
For this issue, we imagined a world in which the barriers and obstacles set by human decisions, and memories
imposed on others, are rendered inconspicuous. From the colourful Balogun Street Market in Nigeria
to the Kigurumi costumed characters of Japan, we explore different stories and horizons on topics such as
gender fluidity, LGBTQI+ rights and racial representation.
Our cover story, ‘Maybe so, Maybe no’, shot by Marc Hibbert and styled by Benoît Bèthume.
ISSUE IX INCLUDES;
INTERVIEWS with OLIVIERO TOSCANI
and LLOYD ZIFF,
FASHION STORIES by MARC HIBBERT and ANNIE LAI,
PHOTO ESSAYS by INCI EVINER, BRUCE GILDEN,
SCARLETT HOOFT GRAAFLAND, TYLER MITCHELL,
LAURIE SIMMONS, LORENZO VITTURI,
PHOTO DOCUMENTARY by ROBIN HAMMOND – ‘WHERE LOVE IS ILLEGAL’,
SHORT STORY by SAIT FAIK ABASIYANIK – ‘THE LAST BIRDS’,
A PHILOSOPHICAL ESSAY ON ANIMALS by OXANA TIMOFEEVA.