The magazine of the photo-essay
July 2018 back issue
“A free, really high quality photo-essay magazine.  Fabulous!” Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film maker
Damian Bird To commission him or to request prints of his work: Damian Bird (born London, 1972)  is a photographer, photojournalist and lecturer with many years of experience, working in war zones and trouble spots around the globe.  He was educated in Photography at the Surrey College of Art and Design and at the London College of Communication where he studied for a post graduate degree in Photojournalism.  In 2011 he founded Life Force magazine with his business partner and wife of 15 years, Alice.  As well as Editing Life Force magazine, he is currently engaged in photographing a series of photo-essays on English culture and has recently returned to Afghanistan. His first book Seabird was released in November 2017. He continues to have his work
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Jeffrey Milstein To commission him or to request prints of his work: Jeffrey Milstein ( infuses his photography with his lifelong creative passion and fascination for flight. Milstein’s photographs have been published in GQ, American Photo, the Daily Mail, the Guardian, Elle Décor, Eyemazing, Die Zeit, Liberation, Wired, PDN, Esquire, Fortune, Time, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times, among other publications.   His work has been shown in group and solo shows at museums, and galleries in the US and internationally, among them the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR; The Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS; The 2008 New York Photo Festival (“New Typologies” show curated by Martin Parr); Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium; Blue
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published in national and international newspapers and magazines  including The Times, the Telegraph, the Express, the Observer, GQ, Esquire, Daily Mail, Dazed & Confused,The Face, Country Life, Coast and Geographical magazine. He lives in Devon, England with his wife, four children and his dachshund, Jessie.
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Mark Klett To commission him or to request prints of his work: Mark Klett is a photographer interested in the intersection of places, history and time. His background includes working as a geologist before turning to photography. Klett has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Pollock- Krasner Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Japan/US Friendship Commission. Klett’s work has been exhibited and published in the United States and internationally for forty years, and his work is held in over eighty museum collections worldwide. He is the author/co-author of seventeen books. Klett is Regents’ Professor of Art and Distinguished Sustainability Scholar at Arizona State University.
David Hlynsky To commission him or to request prints of his work: David Hlynsky was born in 1947 in the US of American-born parents.  All four of his grand parents had immigrated from Eastern Europe about the time of the First World War. David Hlynsky attended Ohio State university where he received a fine arts degree in painting in 1970. In 1971, he took a job with a Toronto small press publisher, The Coach House Press. He has had a productive career as photographer, magazine editor and professor at Sheridan College and the University of Toronto.  He has made works of public art, collaborated in experimental theatre and was an early experimenter in holography and digital animation. 
Jojakim Cortis & Adrian Sonderegger To commission them or to request prints of their work: Jojakim Cortis studied photography at Zürich University of the Arts (ZHDK), and has been working as a freelance photographer since 2006, as well as a technical assistant and lecturer at ZHDK since 2009. Adrian Sonderegger also studied photography at ZHDK. He has been working as a freelance photographer for over ten years.
Alice Hawkins To commission her or to request prints of her work: Born and brought up in Suffolk, Alice studied photography at Camberwell College of Art. She was was immediately commissioned by i-D after a picture editor spotted her work at her degree show. Best known for her portrait and fashion photography and filmmaking, Alice creates jubilant, playful, touching and unashamedly glitzy images. She contributes to titles such as POP, Love, Vogue and PonyStep and has collaborated on many campaigns including Diesel, Agent Provocateur and Topman. With a unique flair for storytelling and being naturally attracted to the outrageous, unconventional or exuberant, her work continually celebrates individuality across the globe. A compilation of her images entitled “Alice’s Adventures” was published in 2017 by Thames & Hudson. She lives in London.
Lawrence Schwartzwald To commission him or to request prints of his work: Born in New York in 1953, Lawrence Schwartzwald studied literature at New York University. He worked as a freelance photographer for the New York Post for nearly two decades and in 1997 New York Magazine dubbed him the Post’s “king of the streets.” Books and literature have shaped several of his photo series including “Reading New York” and “Famous Poets,” both self-published in 2017. Schwartzwald lives and works in Manhattan.
Sky Gallery, Portland, OR; and University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA; among others. Milstein’s work is held in numerous museum collections, among them Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH; New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT; Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL; Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY; George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; and The Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS.  He is represented by Paul Kopeiken Gallery, Los Angeles; Benrubi Gallery, New York; Bau-XI Gallery, Toronto; and ARTITLEDcontemporary in Europe. Raised in Los Angeles, where he frequently returns to shoot at the International Airport, Milstein makes his home in Woodstock, NY.
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Deborah Samuel To commission her or to request prints of her work: Deborah Samuel was born in Vancouver, Canada. Her family moved to Toronto and then to Ireland before she was 14. She studied art in Ireland at Limerick College of Art and Design and then returned to Canada to study photography at Sheridan College.   Deborah Samuel was quickly recognized for the distinct style of her fashion photographs and for her intuitive and intense portraits of celebrities, musicians and writers like Leonard Cohen, Margaret Atwood, Rush and Queen Noor, while she
refined her personal work and exhibited extensively. Professional opportunities required time spent in New York, London and Los Angeles before she ultimately decided to settle in LA where she became an in demand editorial portrait photographer. Deborah Samuel worked for magazines such as GQ, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Spin and Entertainment Weekly, in addition to directing music videos for musicians and bands for numerous record companies.  Concurrently, in the galleries, Deborah Samuel’s photographs of nudes explored the pursuit of perfection in the media age- a prescient topic. Later her work evolved into formal portrait studies of animals and nature. In 2012, The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto exhibited Elegy, a solo exhibition of her subtle photographs of animal bones.   Deborah Samuel currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she keeps a studio, one dog and a horse. She shows her photographs in the United States, Canada and internationally. Her work resides in the collections of the Royal Ontario Museum, Winnipeg Art Museum and Santa Barbara Art Museum as well as numerous private and corporate collections. Deborah Samuel has lectured and led photography workshops throughout North America. She has published three books, Dog and Pup, a collection of canine portraits, and The Extraordinary Beauty of Birds: Designs, Patterns and Details.
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Langdon Clay To commission him or to request prints of his work: Langdon Clay was born in the middle of a hurricane in New York City in 1949. He grew up in New Jersey and Vermont and went to school in New Hampshire and Boston.  He got his first camera on St. Patrick's day 1968. His first roll of film was of Grand Marshall  Robert Kennedy leading the parade in New York. Three months later the presidential candidate was assassinated.Clay moved to New York in 1971 and spent the next 16 years photographing there and around the country and in Europe for shelter magazines and books like JEFFERSON'S MONTICELLO by Howard Adams and MY CHATEAU KITCHEN by Anne Willen. In 1987 he moved to Mississippi and has worked from there with his wife photographer Maude Schuyler Clay. They have three children; Anna, Schuyler, and Sophie.
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