Elska #14 Haifa
Elska is a bi-monthly photography and culture publication dedicated to sharing the bodies and voices of gay communities all over the world. Each issue is made in a different city where readers get to know to several local gay guys through honest photography and personal storytelling. One article described Elska as "part intellectual queer pin-up mag and part sexy anthropology journal", and another as "probably the nicest, most sincere magazine ever". We quite like that!
About Elska Haifa (Israel):
This issue was made in beautiful Haifa, Israel's most diverse big city. Inside this bookazine you'll get to know a dozen local men from the local LGBTQ community, comprising representatives from the city's sizeable Jewish, Arab, and post-Soviet cohorts, presented through a combination of intimate photography and honest storytelling.
Each of the participants was shot in their city's streets and many too were photographed in their own homes, dressed in their own style and sometimes not dressed at all. Each also wrote their own text, printed here in Arabic, Hebrew or Russian (all followed by English translations, where applicable). Topics range from tales of love and loss, of seeking self-acceptance, of searching for a better and freer life, of ‘sexcapades', and of what life is like for a queer person living in this place.
‘Elska Haifa’ features twelve chapters, dedicated to the following local participants: George N, Semion K, Mohammad R, Boris L, Uri K, Yehonathan B Y, Guy L, Dia H, Eyal R, Dotan M, Alex P, Amir S.