Hapax Magazine takes its name from the literary term ‘hapax legomenon’ describing a one-off, creative departure from an author’s oeuvre — something unique and new and ‘said only once’ in their practice.
Hapax Magazine now makes this idea visual by commissioning international lens-based artists and curators who are keen to test new ideas which depart from their previously established creative practice. The result: a magazine quite distinct from the established model, as the content hasn’t existed before, and will only be seen in its printed pages.
In an age of visual overload and repetition, Hapax creates a space to incubate new ideas, share them with an audience, and also keep them special.
Including new photographic projects by Elinor Carucci, Andrew Jackson, Through the Lens Collective and Aaron Schuman; word-image collaboration between artist Eman Ali and poet Ali Al-Jamri and new curation from Pelumi Odubanjo bringing together work from Hélène Amouzou, Seif Kousmate, Bernice Mulenga and Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou.
London, UK; 160mm x 230mm; Summer 2023