cover artwork: makoto fujimura
“Water Flames Vermillion”
Makoto Fujimura, born in 1960 in Boston and educated bi-culturally
between the U.S. and Japan, is a New York-based artist.His work reects a sustained meditation on relations between artand faith, beauty and reconciliation. His essays and blogs at www.makotofujimura.com suggest his keen interest in a contemporary
world in the throes of transformation, anxiety, and hope. In 1990, he
founded The International Arts Movement, which gathers creativeartists to wrestle with issues of faith, humanity, and creativity.Critic Robert Kushner has written: “The idea of forging a new kind
of art, about hope, healing, redemption, refuge, while maintaining
visual sophistication and intellectual integrity, is a growing
movement, one which nds Fujimura’s work at the vanguard.”
photography: paul shambroom
Born in New Jersey and now living in Minneapolis, Paul Shambroomhas made a photographic career exploring the relationship between
American power and culture.The images seen in these pages were selected from his book of 83color photos called
Face to Face with the Bob: Nclear Reality
after the Cold War
(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003).
At www.paulshambroomart.com, he writes: “The ending of the Cold War raised great hopes that justication for nuclear weapons would
tumble along with the Berlin Wall. To date, such hopes have beenunfounded. … I hope my photographs will connect viewers to thecontinuing legacy of these events, and help them to confront and dene their own attitudes about the nuclear present and future.”
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“There is violence and injustice in our world that must be confronted. We must confront it not by splitting apart but by standing together as free nations, as free people. I know that a call to arms can stir the soulsof men and women more than a call to lay them down. But that is why the voices for peace and progressmust be raised together.” – President Barack Obama, Palm Sunday 2009, Prague