The magazine takes its name from the historic maritime boundary between Britain and France, which has for centuries served as a point of both connection and division between the UK and Europe. Published twice a year, each issue of Point.51 explores a single theme, working through it slowly and in depth, taking the view from the ground up. We’re interested in human experiences and individual perspectives, and we stay with the stories we cover for sustained periods of time.
Our first issue includes four significant long-form stories of between 4,000-10,000 words, and several in-depth photo essays, exploring the journey undertaken by asylum seekers in search of sanctuary and the ordinary citizens living in the towns and communities caught up in the largest mass movement of people across Europe since World War II. We choose the stories we cover because we think they matter, working with people across Europe in order to produce a thorough, honest, and meaningful print magazine that is more than a sum of its parts.