The September Issues Magazine – Futurism issue -launches digitally today with the first of 8 covers- for the full issue see https://www.theseptemberissues.com
The issues features both covers and shoots created via Zoom under lockdown.
For the first cover Rozzi photographed American actress, model and activist Yara Shahidi via Zoom in her favourite T shirts (Yara self styled).
After much consideration and concern over the growing pandemic Rozzi made the decision to present the next issue of the magazine digitally rather than in a classically printed format. Seeming to be the best and most holistic solution to publish content this way, amidst the universal crisis that is affecting everyone and everything in ways we never deemed possible.
With the issue themed FUTURISM, the featured organisation this issue is climate change activist group – Extinction Rebellion
Credit Mary Rozzi for The September Issues
“As a family [the coronavirus pandemic] has inspired very specific conversations for what it looks like to be of service right now, knowing that we have the privilege to be here with each other, and knowing that that’s something that cannot be taken for granted. Not only to be responsible and socially isolate because we can, but also to be responsible and say—okay, what are we going to do for the many communities that are affected. What does action look like now?”
“I think seeing the coming together during this crisis has been particularly inspiring… it’s highlighted the importance of acts of kindness when we are all in this situation, of people going above and beyond, of saying—this is my duty.”
“I think the thing this pandemic has done is call attention to the way we choose to define community. It’s a process in which you have to be very self aware… How have I been defining community and who I care for regularly, prior to this, and what does that look like now, when there’s so many intersections of people being affected by this and to varying degrees? So what does it look like to define community now, and to then be a responsible community member?”