The author Fatima Bhutto (@fbhutto): "You can no longer recuse yourself and say, well, I don’t want to think about politics. You have to think about it, because it’s how you live. It’s whether you open a tap and get water in the morning or not. Whether you can leave your house and feel safe is politics. Whether you live in a part of the country where if it rains, you get gastroenteritis and die. This is all politics now. So you can’t say, I don’t like to discuss it or think about it. That’s no longer an option. Because it’s this blinkered looking away that has brought us to this point: that people don’t want to engage in it, that they see it as an ugly idea, means that they’ve left the field perfectly open for five people to capture and hold."⠀
Photography by Laurence Ellis, styling by Raphael Hirsch, hair Kota Suizu and make-up by Naoko Scintu.