The raw, the exposed.
Rust is not a high-gloss finish. It is an unpolished surface that is dirty, broken and beautiful.
It is not a four-letter word. It is a merit, a pride, a history. It is not decay, but change.
It is the smile lines, the cracks, the wounds of a lifetime in progress.
Rust is the underbelly of journalism – the underreported, the overlooked.
We are literary outlaws, honoring the rule-breaking traditions of new journalism and the timeless virtue of print. We are artists – modern and muted. We speak in photographs, illustrations, drawings and paint. We write in videos and visuals.
We are observers and we are participants, sharing the news as it exists in our lives.