A Smart Magazine for Women
Issue #2
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Miyako Ishiuchi: Here and Now

An exhibition of Miyako Ishiuchi’s Hiroshima photographs, Here and Now: Atomic Bomb Artefacts, ひろしま/Hiroshima 1945/2007, recently opened at Andrew Roth Gallery in New York. Some of the images shown at the gallery were first captured in 2007, when Ishiuchi accepted a monograph commission from the editor 

at Shueisha publications to photograph the artefacts donated to the archives of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, by the families of atomic bomb victims. The project has seen Ishiuchi return to the museum each year to photograph more items, with her work exhibited in various international spaces. 

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The Chickpea Sisters

The Chickpea Sisters are a group of refugee and migrant women living in south west London who meet weekly to talk, eat, and swap recipes. The women also share culinary delights with the local community by catering for a series of events including supper clubs, AGMs, and fundraisers. The social enterprise was initiated by 

the Klevis Kola Foundation, a charity that facilitates community action for refugees and asylum seekers. There are a core group of twelve members but since the project’s inception in 2012, the workshops have been attended by nearly fifty women from Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, the Congo, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Iraq and Bangladesh.

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