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The Passenger – Palestine

September 21, 2023

The new issue of The Passenger, about Palestine, has been released. Prospekt has collaborated once again with Iperborea in order to curate all the photographic contents of this new issue. In this volume the photographic project is not individual but is composed of several voices, those of Activestills collective, Ahmad al-Bazz, Paddy Dowling, Antonio Faccilongo, Tanya Habjouqa, Pietro Masturzo, Yasmine Omari and Anne Paq.

The Passenger is a book-magazine that brings together long reads, investigative journalism, literary reportage and narrative essays, with the aim of telling the story of the life of a country and its inhabitants, understanding its shifting culture, the development of its identity, the debates, the issues, the problems, and the wounds. Fragments that together build a wide-ranging picture.

A series of features complements the texts: significant and surprising infographics; original illustrations; recommendations from a famous author of a book, a film, an album; a section of «false myths» debunked; and others.

In addition, in collaboration with the photography agency Prospekt, each issue features original, commissioned photographs by an international photographer sent to the country to document the most significant stories.

The Passenger is a project of the Italian publishing house, Iperborea, which specialises in Northern European literature. After over thirty years spent exploring the North, like Odin’s crows, Iperborea now opens to the rest of the world, travelling far and wide to search for and publish the best of the «geographic» long form, remaining faithful to the criteria that inform its editorial line: relevance of themes, quality of writing, as well as permanence, shunning current events to focus on the present, to offer an understanding of what is contemporary rather than what is merely recent.

For this reason, The Passenger can also be read as a one-of-a-kind «travel guide», which does not replace the traditional ones, but complements them, and has, above all, a unique quality, not just in Italy but also internationally. There is no lack of guides, magazines, websites and apps that focus on the where, how and when of a destination. What The Passenger wants to answer is why.

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