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Illustration by Samy Halim


Studio PI illustrator Samy Halim creates a powerful piece for Foreign Policy Magazine on 'The Malaise Poisoning French Politics', written by Fleur Macdonald.


The article explores the roots of the word 'seum'' (originally meaning 'venom' in Arabic) relating to France's history of cultural unrest and appropriation. With strong roots in youth culture and black and brown communities within the banlieues, the term now supersedes its cultural origins to reflect the deep discontent of French voters across the political landscape.

The Art of Solitude is

a powerful photo-essay by London-based fashion and documentary photographer Ejatu Shaw, that featured in The Sunday Times Magazine. Perfectly capturing