Rucksack Magazine is an online journal and printed bi-annual publication. We celebrate both written & visual storytelling and are driven by our passion for adventure and photography.
The stories in this issue explore the theme of abandoned; places once full of life and meaning left empty and forgotten.
Through ‘Abandoned’ we showcase neglected motels, deserted cities and derelict monuments. With visual stories from Pripyat, Svalbard, and the Furka Pass, our pages evoke both a depth and range of emotion; nostalgia, wonder and despair. Through written stories and essays, we consider the difference between what it means to abandon, and what it means to forget. We journey to Bodie along a deserted dirt track, wander through the silent streets of an empty city and visit a derelict amusement park. After a year that left us largely lacking in inspiration, we realised it can be found in the most unexpected of places.
This publication is 144 pages, perfect bound and printed on uncoated, heavyweight paper.
Featuring photography by Linus Bergman, João Bernardino, Yura Borschev, Lydia Harper, Joel Hyppönen, Michael McCluskey, Arnaud Montagard, Gareth Munden, Mirko Nicholson and Gergő Szilágyi.
Featuring writing by J R Patterson, Laura Pendlebury, Jennifer Smith and Thomas Wensma.
Printed and published in London, December 2020