The world is in a state of flux. Never before has it been more important to have a voice, to stand up and be counted. For issue eight of Hunger, we’ve got issues and we’re shouting about them.
Culturally rich and visually stimulating the latest instalment of Hunger sure does hit the spot and continues to focus on championing the most exciting young talent, as one of our reoccurring issues is that everywhere we turn we see the same people doing the same things (#sameislame).
Our four main covers focus on models that we think are burgeoning supers. Yumi Lambert, Charlotte K, Mae Lapres and Cora Emanuel represent the diverse range of talent in the industry today. They are joined for our limited edition cover by the inimitable Erin O’Connor who makes a decisive return to modelling after the birth of her first child. Proving that age is definitely NOT an issue, she dominates a very special extended SS15 collections story.
In our interview section we introduce you to this year’s about-to-be megastars. BBC Sound of 2015 winners Years & Years tell us about finding their sound in Paris, Kanye’s protégé Kacy Hill tells us why he’s the man to shape her career and George the Poet explains why he’s in the process of building an army.
The art section, curated by Turner Prize nominee Marvin Gaye Chetwynd perfectly reflects our over-arching theme, featuring alt-YouTube sensation Paul Kindersley, Glaswegian artist and gambler Gregor Wright and painter Dawn Mellor, who gives a rather frank interview to round the section off. In our documentary section Ukrainian art duo Synchrodogs share an exclusive photo series documenting the idiosyncrasies of their country, we feature never before published work by Martin Parr commenting on Britain’s cultural landscape and war photographer Eric Bouvet shares 14 years worth of work from the frontlines in Afghanistan.
But we haven’t forgot about the A-List either. We chat to Academy Award winning actress Anna Kendrick, who gives her opinion on leaked celebrity nudes and the unexpected success of Twilight while Jeremy Irvine is transformed in a gritty shoot by Rankin and tells all of how his role in upcoming Stonewall opened his eyes to the plight of gay rights.
We’ve also interviewed Han Chong the founder of Self Portrait; Kris Van Assche, Creative Director of Dior Homme and put Clare Waight Keller head to head with art collector Valeria Napoleone.
Andrew Gallimore, our acclaimed Beauty Editor-at-large, pushes the boundaries of beauty and debuts his first story in his ambassadorial role for NARS.
Rounding off the issue we bring back our Speakers Corner feature from Issue six, giving comedian Simon Amstell, writer Jessie Burton, drag actor Amrou Al-Kadhi, social critic and psychoanalyst Susie Orbach and spoken word artist George The Poet a platform to voice their own issues.
Hunger Issue 8, We’ve Got Issues, published on 19th February 2015.