She’s garnered a reputation playing characters who are free spirited and sensual, her résumé stocked with pleasure-seekers and rebels. In her new film Wonder Wheel, Juno Temple gives one of the year’s most captivating performances, proving why the actress’ star is continually on the rise. Interview by Max Berlinger. Juno Temple is photographed by Magnus Magnusson. Fashion by Tiffani Chynel
For this print issue of Contributor, we continue to package the magazine in a box. The inside showcases prints in four different sizes, two posters and a limited edition that includes one signed and numbered C-print from our cover story with exceptionally talented Juno Temple. Throughout the issue, our contributors take a look at fashion as a cover-up. Available online and in selected stores worldwide.
The New Issue of Contributor Is a Box of Reflections. Inside Contributor’s Box of Reflections, you’ll find a collection of eighty prints in three different sizes and one poster. Also available is a limited edition of twenty copies of the box, each including one signed and numbered print from our two cover stories. Signed by the photographer Magnus Magnusson, the C-prints come in the size 30 x 20 cm. Contributor’s Box of Reflections is a true collector’s item. If you’re interested in the limited edition of twenty copies, please e-mail us as email@example.com.
Director Ruben Östlund won the Palme d’Or for “The Square” at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. To mark the occasion, we publish this interview from our “Nature is culture” issue where Ruben talks about his award-winning film featuring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West. Interview by Jon Asp.
Pamela Anderson is well aware of the general perception of her. But she knows she transcends her Baywatch image of running slow-motion alongside crashing waves, her big blonde hair bouncing as she carries that weird orange floating life preserver thing that never seems to be used. She has been the reigning global sex symbol since her first Playboy cover in 1989, but her mark on the world is more profound than anything she’s accomplished as a model and actress.
Introducing the new issue of Contributor featuring cover star Pamela Anderson. Ever since she entered the pop culture sphere, she has been tirelessly using her celebrity to fight for issues dear to her. The number of causes she campaigns for is staggering. “Activism is sexy,” she says. “Having a meaningful sensual life means caring for others.” In our twelfth print issue we focus on sustainability and explore the theme of 'nature as culture' (included in the magazine are three exclusive posters to put on the wall) through the art and photography of Anders Edström, Camilla Åkrans, Ruben Östlund, Daniella Midenge, Nina Andersson, Pakui Hardware, Jenna Sutela, Emile de Visscher, Magnus Magnusson and many more. Available online at contributormagazine.com and in selected stores worldwide.
While researching this text I returned to Barbara Kruger’s iconic picture from 1983 with a black and white image of a woman’s face partly covered with the words: “We won’t play nature to your culture.” True to a feminist agenda, the picture rejects artificially determined gender roles, building on the dichotomy of “culture” (superior and male) versus “nature” (inferior and female). Kruger challenges not only the dichotomy itself – the binary opposition of nature and culture – but also the legacy of a power structure, where culture is considered to be of higher rank than nature, as well as the tradition of associating culture with male and nature with female. By Maria Ben Saad
It was a frosty day. John took his dog Max for a walk in the woods behind his house. After a rainy week with thunderstorms, the temperature had dropped below zero, leaving a silver coating of ice crystals on the leaves. It was 1988 and John had retired from his job as a police officer in northern Sweden. This morning, the cold sharpened his edges. The dog was obsessively sticking his nose into what looked like a stack of hay. He called out for Max. But when the dog refused to listen, John walked over.