Stack at home: Contra

by Stack editorial in November 2020
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Contra is not intended as a particularly easy read. Conceived as an annual publication that explores the relationship between visual culture and conflict, it features stories from some of the world’s most troubled regions and encourages readers to think again about subjects they might otherwise prefer to avoid. Images of conflict flash up in our news feeds and disappear just as quickly, but Contra’s mission is to pause and understand these powerful pictures more deeply.

Below, we’ve rounded up our favourite subscriber pictures of the issue, which is visually stunning. Scroll down to see our Stack subscriber of the month.

7. This beauty

We like this gallery of images from our friends at the International Magazine Centre.


6. Stunning

Another gallery showcasing Contra’s alternate cover, as well as our (stunning) Stack envelopes.

5. Flick through

Very satisfying to see Contra flick all the way through.

4. Coffee

We are big fans of the tiny coffee cup added to this mag-shot.

3. Eyes

We are entranced (and a little creeped out) by these fiery eyes.

2. Tricky but beautiful

This comment, from a Dutch subscriber, really sums up Contra’s unusual appeal. Nice pic too!


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1. Monthly dose of happiness

We’re very into this still life with many Stack magazines. Stack t-shirt on its way to you, Julie!


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A post shared by Giulia Zanzarella (@juliemeraki)

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