Give Peace Chance

Give Peace a Chance

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Icarus Blake: Editor in Chief
Lora Wiley: Managing Editor
Teo J. Babini: Senior Editor
Greta Pininfarina: Fashion Director
Miko Sala: Art Director
Tiffany Credle: Senior Publishing Editor
Luigi Scarcella: Graphic Illustrator
Nancy Cooper: Finance Supervisor
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Contributors to this issue:

Ali Demirel/Pontus by Ali Demirel
Ali Demirel was born on 12th of May 1989 in Istanbul
Father: industrial designer and interior architect
Mother: graphic designer

Due to his parents he was within fine arts since early childhood. He started making videos in middleschool (approx. 6-8th grade; approx. 12 years old). After the band “Sakin” (means calm, quiet, but can also mean citizen) by chance saw the videos Ali made for fun with his friends at highschool and wanted a music clip from him, he started entering the video market. Choosing graphic design instead of cinema-tv in university was a risk according to Ali, but turned out to be his best desicion ever because graphic design education gave him the gift of looking at things from a totally different perspective.

Joe Sonnenblick/The White Blind
Joe Sonnenblick is an actor and writer, has studied under the tutelage of New York’s dope fiends, pushers, vagrants and women. Thanks to coffee and pot.

Aaron Schraeter/The White Blind
Aaron Schraeter is a contemporary artist born and raised in Queens, NY. Infusing imagery linked to his childhood memories of cartoons, theater, and puppetry, Aaron uses painting and sculpture to deliver a visual experience that skirts the line between the macabre and the light hearted.

Aaron has been showing his artwork in public institutions, such as the MoMA, the Queens Museum, New York Studio Gallery, and pop-up shows all over New York City, since the age of 14. Aaron holds a BA in digital media from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, and an MFA from Queens College, CUNY.

When he is not focused on his own artowrk, he is often engaged in separate collaborations with his two brothers, who are a musician and a filmmaker, respectively.

Thor Benson /It’s Time to Give up on Everything/The Real Day of the Dead is Halloween
Thor Benson is a traveling writer currently based in Portland, Oregon. Benson has been featured in literary journals across the country, including: Black Heart Magazine, Empirical Magazine, The Conium Review, FictionBrigade, and more. He is also a freelance journalist for publications like Vice Magazine,, and DailyKos. Benson can be found at a run-down whiskey bar.

Meghan Boody/No More Blood with Meghan Boody
Meghan Boody tells fantastical stories through pictures about women and girls in predicaments. Compelled to leave their ordinary lives, her young subjects venture into territories of the bogeyman where they must confront their fears and brave dark forces. Female versions of the male heroic quest, these photo novellas unfold in Boody’s unique brew of fairy tale, myth and personal memory. Boody is a born and bred New Yorker. After receiving her B.A. from Georgetown University, she moved to Paris to study fashion design at Parsons. There she took an Intro to Photography course on a whim and fell in love with the medium. Upon returning to NYC, she apprenticed with photographer Hans Namuth, the chronicler of Jackson Pollack and other noted artists of his day. After three years of training with Namuth, Boody quickly developed her own voice. Integrating Photoshop and digital compositing into her work in the early ‘90s, Boody is considered a pioneer of this new technology. She has exhibited her work widely since the late 1980’s. Recent shows include “Radical Terrain” at the Rubin Museum, NYC; “Magical Realism” at the Houston Center for Photography; and “Fairy Tales, Monsters and the Genetic Imagination” at the Frist Center for Visual Art in Nashville, TN. Her work is in important collections including The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Herbert F Johnson Museum at Cornell University and The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Tasmania. She is represented by Rick Wester Fine Art in NYC, Imago Gallery in California and by Thomas Truehaft Inc for commercial commissions. Boody’s otherworldly art and homes have been featured in The Telegraph Magazine, Marie Claire, Homes & Gardens and New York Magazine.

Caterina Clerici/The 4 Riders of the Apocalypse/Killah Hills 10304: No Ebola in Little Liberia
Caterina is a Milanese independent journalist who landed in New York via London. She writes/photographs/records AND reads about diaspora communities, social issues, Tuareg music, mental illness, Liberia, and sometimes the joys of living in Brooklyn, of course.

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