The contemporary life of the city-dweller is central to this issue of Foam Magazine. What characterizes city life in the early years of the new century? How do people live, work and spend their leisure time? How does the individual relate to the often overwhelming scale of the everyday environment? What are the social processes at work in our cities and what kind of relationships do we have with one another? These are big questions, and the editors certainly don't pretend to come to any final judgements. We do believe, however, that the eight portfolios we have brought together under the title ‘City Life' not only throw a revealing light on facets of the life of the city-dweller but show how a number of very different photographers find inspiration in city life.