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Your Parents Are Racist. What About You?

You’d think it would take an awful lot to threaten a 19-year-long friendship, but for Johannesburg assistant events coordinator Balelwa*, 24, and her copywriter BFF and flatmate, Busi, 25, it took just a few words from Busi in defence of the new guy in her life. Balelwa didn’t trust him. Just as the friends always had, she voiced her misgivings. And Busi responded: ‘You don’t trust him because he’s coloured.’

ME? PREJUDICED? NEVER!

‘She basically called me a racist!’ recalls Balelwa. ‘She knows I went to inter-racial schools. After school I took a gap year with her, and I dated

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What do you want to be when you grow up? Thats a question posed to young people from their earliest days in school. By the time they fnish college, many top U.S. students answer, A consultant. At Harvard, according to its student newspaper, the

Crimson, 16% of those in the undergraduate class of 2013 who had accepted job ofers by graduation were bound for the consulting industry—putting it ahead of fnance (15%) and technology (13%) as the most popular career choice. If you work for a consultancy’s client, you may soon see some fresh faces camping out in a conference room just down the hall.

What, exactly, will they be doing in there? It’s a reasonable question.

McKinsey, Bain, and BCG billed a combined

$10 billion in 2011, but compared with that of most industries, their work remains cloaked in mystery. Consultants are forbidden

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Unforgettable sight

IT WAS WITH great sadness that I read your Editorial, concerning the Ministry of Defence’s attitude towards the last flying Vulcan (XH558).

Over a period of years attending many airshows around the United Kingdom, one of the highlights of every show has been the arrival and display of the mighty Vulcan.

On numerous occasions I have seen various Vulcans (when we had more than one) hold spectators spellbound.

But it was at RAF Mildenhall on Sunday May 24,1992 when I saw the Vulcan bring about 120,000 people to a standstill.

It was a beautiful, sunny day with very little cloud,

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THERE ARE ALWAYS TIMES WHEN SOME PEOPLE DO BETTER THAN OTHERS IN TERMS OF FINANCIAL WEALTH…

Tony, we couldn’t agree more. We love you in megawatt-tanned party mode, hobnobbing with the great and the good; and we love that you have made yourself the (very expensive) international go-to man when sheikhs and despots cant quite come to an agreement about how to spend their billions. But is it really possible to be that person and the world’s most high-profile peace envoy? By James Brabazon

Kuwait City, 26 January 2009. The desert air is cool and inviting. Sea mist clings to the steel-and-glass-lined avenues of this tiny Gulf state, fabulously rich in oil. Its streets are busy

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THE WHOLE-GRAIN, REDUCED-FAT, ZERO-CALORIE, HIGH-FIBER,

LIGHTLY SWEETENED TRUTH ABOUT FOOD LABELS

We loved food labels almost as long as I’ve loved food. As a child, I would scrutinize the packages of everything I ate, while I ate, to the dismay of every¬one else at the table. I would quiz my younger brother on the amounts and percentages of nutrients in the foods (“Chris! How many milligrams of sodium are in this table¬spoon of ketchup? CHRIS?!”) and make him guess till he got it right. I scoured break¬fast cereal boxes when shopping with my mom to find the healthiest option. I think, perhaps, I was a

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THE TROUBLES, the conflict between Unionists and Loyalists in Northern Ireland, began in the 1960s and only really ended in the 1990s after years of negotiation. The Troubles also gave rise to a new wave of photography as people sought to use art to process what was happening to their country.

With his new book, called Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography, Colin Graham is exploring this work. Taking 1980 as his starting point, Graham traces the developments in photography through turbulent times.

‘Collectively, these images show a sceptical interrogation of what the politics of Northern Ireland have done to the place,’ says Graham. ‘They’re not looking at political events or figures, but at the effects that high politics has on local lives and spaces.’

ART AND DOCUMENTARY

The book progresses from 1980 right up to the late 2000s, and in the earlier images we see the beginnings of a complex

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Secret Weapons

This issue, we’re having a virtual delve into photographers’ kit bags to uncover their ‘secret weapons’. These can be anything from a simple lens filter or teleconverter, right up to a complex lighting set up — but the idea is that they provide a failsafe means of getting the job done.

In some cases, they might even provide a unique selling point or a signature look and feel, making the shots more saleable, while helping the photographer, and their clients, to stand apart.

In addition, we discover what successful freelances classify as the key tools in their creative arsenal, which

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Seamus Ryan

Advertising and portrait freelance Seamus Ryan came to London in 1985 with £30 in his pocket and a dream of becoming a photographer. Now with a string of ventures to his name, he tells David Land about the secrets of his stylish photo booths, and successfully balancing commercial and social photography

SEAMUS RYAN

• Advertising and celebrity photographer, shooting for clients including Bloomberg,

British Airways, Guinness, Nike, Oxfam and Yellow Pages, and receiving awards from the Association of Photographers and the D&AD

16.5 Runs highly successful social and events businesses Boothnation and Pop Up Shoots

16.6 Studio in the heart

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RON HASLAM

Yes, we know Ron is well-known and hardly ‘unsung’, but read on: Bertie Simmonds makes the case for Rocket Ron being knighted for the passion he’s put into motorcycling, despite the odds and some tragic personal losses.

It’s always those people who are quiet and unassuming whose talents and efforts get ignored, or passed over by those more willing to talk about themselves or big up their achievements.

I think this of Ron Haslam and I’m making a pitch for final recognition of the passion, dedication and sheer effort that Ron has put into motorcycle racing and two-wheels in general

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Raw Talent

Automotive freelance George Williams, 20, has already forged an impressive career, with high profile clients such as Toyota, McLaren and Top Gear Magazine. He speaks to David Land about his unique ‘ style, and the pros- and cons of achieving success so young

“I like to be a bit wild and wacky, such as having a large shadow behind the car but with the car perfectly lit”

Surrey-based automotive free¬lance George Williams produces work with a strong style which, to the untrained eye, might be mistaken for CGI. However, he is adamant that he wants to keep his work ‘real’.

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