Behind the scenes at Monocle, issue 100
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23 January 2017
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We find out how the Culture pages of the latest issue of Monocle came together, including a chat with our Milan correspondent about his report on ‘La Repubblica’ and a snapshot of life as the magazine’s photography director with Matthew Beaman.
23 January 2017
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We turn this popular segment of Monocle magazine into an audio treat. The Close-up is where we profile a cultural figure – say, a Japanese popstar or Spanish television presenter – with a light touch. This month the spotlight is on UK adventurer, TV personality and former soldier Bear Grylls.
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Robert Bound sits down with our photography director, Matthew Beaman, to talk about his favourite image in this month’s edition of Monocle and the future of photography in the magazine.
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