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Hope. Despair. Miracles. Special Edition

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Hope. Despair. Miracles. Special Edition

By Roxana Allison

£ 15.00 + Delivery

The special edition enclosed in a golden envelope includes a full colour 64-page signed newsprint, a signed 5x7” print, an enamel pin of the word ‘Miracles’ in Urdu language handcrafted in Mexico, and a thoughtful souvenir from Longsight.

The publication features two winning portraits of the Portrait of Britain Vol 6, an internationally renown photographic competition by The British Journal of Photography.


Hope. Despair. Miracles. by Mexican-British photographer Roxana Allison, takes the viewer on an insider’s journey around Longsight, the multi-ethnic working-class neighbourhood in Southeast Manchester, UK, where she lives.

Photographic portraits, landscapes and words in English and Urdu languages, offer a unique opportunity to meet the inspiring changemakers of a resilient community rich in cultural diversity, yet long-associated – sometimes unfairly – with its complex social issues.

In a post-Brexit UK and post-Covid world enduring a cost-of-living crisis, ‘Hope. Despair. Miracles.’ calls us to shift our senses towards finding beauty in the mundane and to focus our attention on the small wins led by everyday people. These wins, in the face of great odds, can seem like miracles.

Published by Roxana Allison

Picture editing by Sebah Chaudhry and Roxana Allison

Design by Mark Starbuck

Translation by Imran Arif

Text editing by Laura Robertson

Tabloid Newspaper printed in the UK by The Newspaper Club

64 pages, full colour

English / Urdu

1st Edition, 500 copies

October 2023


Instagram: @roxanaallison



*Postage & Packaging costs shipped by Royal Mail: 

UK  Mainland - £ 5.00

Everywhere else - £ 15.00 (Europe / USA / Canada / Rest of World)

Please note: Any customs charges and taxes levied by customs authorities must be borne by the recipient.

All images © 2009 - 2024  Roxana Allison
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