London, UK (PRWEB UK) 31 March 2011
The magazine aims to uncover stories of real significance, to spend quality time with the people whose lives are profoundly affected by what is happening around them, and to showcase gritty photographs of the world as it truly is.
For the first issue, Auto de Fe sent a photographer to Bhopal in India, 26 years after the Union Carbide disaster, to see how people are coping with its aftermath – fighting for compensation and help against the odds, and ignored by their government, with the outside world apparently bored with their story. During his investigations in the Union Carbide Corporation's factory the Auto de Fe photographer was hospitalised for five days due to chemical exposure.
Other stories in the first issue include a look at a denim factory in Cambodia specialising in taking in brand new jeans and giving them exactly the right wear and tear to make them desirable to the in-crowd. The magazine also features a photo-story from Helmand province, showing the last British presence there before the handover to American forces, and then returns to London to follow a drag queen on a tour of performance venues!
Auto de Fe is actively seeking high quality contributors who are looking for an audience for their story. Possible contributors should email the editor of Auto de Fe, Ian Howlett, at autodefe(at)publisha(dot)com.