Every time we talk to someone about FADER they tell us how great the photography is, and obviously we're inclined to agree. Although every issue of the FADER is packed full of incredible photos, the photography issue is our chance to showcase the work of our contributors, who, in addition to shooting for us, are often involved in long term photo essays. For this issue Peter Van Agtmael documented the life of soldiers in Afghanistan and & Iraq, Krisanne Johnson re-examined the US AIDS crisis, Gabriele Stabile traveled to the refugee motels around the country and spent time with people in their first hours on US soil, and Sasha Cutter photographed life below the poverty line on Hawaii's Waianae Coast. In addition to those photo essays, writer Charles Homans and Photographer Jason Nocito spent time with slow-groove hippies Brightblack Morning Light in the New Mexico desert, and Eddie "Stats" Houghton caught up with TV on the Radio just before the release of Dear Science, their most ambitious album yet. And that's not even mentioning the fashion story on the face-tattooed Lucky Torres, Gen Fs on School of Seven Bells, Serani, Wax Fang and a whole bunch more. In addition, we've got all the excellent regular content that you've come to love. Pick it up at your local newsstand, download it right here, and as always, stay tuned to theFADER.com for exclusive content and extras.