[Y]ellowzine’s second issue marks a unique collaboration, as co-founder Aisha Ayoade explains “between us and an array of skilled, minority ethnic photographers from around the UK”. To celebrate the diversity of boundless talent in the UK creative industry, the issue focuses on the theme of space. Aisha describes how it will “act as a directory for contemporary photographers in the UK whilst also giving first person accounts on their relationships with photography within the theme of ‘space'”. A broad concept, ‘space’ is taken to mean something different by each contributor, which is why the issue is all in first person: “to reflect the individuality of the theme”. First speaking to Aisha and her brother back last November when their zine debuted, we were keen to catch up on what direction they’d gone in for their next project. And the result is just as innovative and inspiring.
As Aisha Ayoade promised, the work featured “speaks to different mediums of photography, displaying the versatility of the art form and the range of varied talents within it”. From fashion photographers like Gift Gwambe, to socio-political photographers like Rebekah Williams, the issue exemplifies the power and melange of photography.
To celebrate the launch of the sophomore edition, YellowZine are hosting an exhibition at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning Centre. The two week show will feature an array of artists – some illustrators from the first issue as well as issue 2’s selection. Not only that, but the programme of the exhibition will also include a panel talk entitled Publishers of Colour on 2nd May where YellowZine, Azeema and Burnt Roti will all be present.