Starting up Gauge Magazine
We're Gauge, an online publication made by photographers concerned with contemporary social, economic and political issues. Anchored in a slow journalism approach, our focus is on using the camera to provide alternative perspectives to the dominant media, through engaged and sustained research. Moreover, we examine the way visual narratives shape public opinion, and provide a platform that aims to stimulate social reflection and dialogue.
We've recently published our first series of reports on the refugee crisis in Hungary and Serbia. You can check out our first feature here .
Who is Gauge?
Based in Switzerland and the U.S., Gauge was created by:
Sarah Bittel, a photographer and artist who blends fact-based fiction with existing documents and popular legends, and works on borders and the question of aslyum-seekers.
Marie de Lutz, a photographer and socio-anthropologist who works on issues ranging from conflict transformation to urban socio-economic tensions and growth.
At Gauge, we blend art and research to bring visual perspectives on contemporary issues.
If you want to know more about us, please visit our about page!
Why we need your help
We will follow the events over the next few months in the Balkans region and throughout Europe, and need the funds for the conception and development of Gauge.
We believe that contextualized information about current events should be universally accessible, so we'd like to keep Gauge free.
But since we're self-financed, we need your support to keep us going. Every dollar counts, we appreciate all contributions, big and small!
Why should I support Gauge?
As a visual platform, we're an outlet for explaining what's happening around us in an original way. So supporting us means continuing to see relevant and interesting stories about contemporary social, economic and political issues. We're currently covering the refugee crisis, but our work spans a number of other thematic and regional areas, so we'll grow over time.
Supporting Gauge will give you props on our website and above all, the eternal gratitude of Marie and Sarah, who'd really like to keep doing what they're doing ;)