The magazine of the photo-essay
July 2019 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 18 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 his latest book is due to be release at the end of 2019.
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Toby Binder To commission him or to request prints of his work: Drawn to the frontline of crisis situations and the daily lives of marginalised communities, Toby Binder’s(born 1977 in Esslingen, Germany) work is patient and intimate, without being pervasive. It has been awarded internationally, e.g. at the Sony-World-Photo-Awards and the Nannen-Preis in 2017. The same year he received an Honorable Mention at the UNICEF Photo of the Year. 2018 he made the 2nd place at the Philip-Jones-Griffiths-Award for documentary
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He continues to have his work 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 dachshunds, Jessie, Rosie and Ted.
Yvonne Most To commission her or to request prints of her work: Yvonne Most (b. 1981) studied Photography at the Kunsthochschule Halle and the Ostkreuzschule in Berlin and works as a freelance photographer for numerous magazines, including Neon, Nido, and ZEIT Campus, and as a lecturer at, among others, C/O Berlin.
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J Henry Fair To commission him or to request prints of his work: J Henry Fair is an American photographer and environmental activist, based in New York. His work has been featured in most major publications, including The New York Times, National Geographic, CNN, Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair. He is best known for his book Industrial Scars and its touring exhibition which has been shown around the world at major museums, galleries, and educational institutions. Fair has used his images to call attention to environmental and political problems in different regions of the world. Most of the sites illustrated in this book can only be seen from the air, either because of the remoteness of their location, or because they are
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Vladimir Antaki To commission him or to request prints of his work: Vladimir Antaki (born 1980 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) grew up in Paris and studied art history and film studies at La Sorbonne. In 2003, Antaki moved to Montréal, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in visual and media arts from UQÀM in 2007.  Antaki specializes in intimate portraits and stories with an uncanny ability to get to his subjectsʼcore. The Guardianshas been exhibited in public places  across France and North America. It won an Infopresse Lux prize in 2013, and was selected to represent Canada in The Other Hundred, a photobook curated by the Global Institute For Tomorrow. In the fall of 2016, Antaki participated in Toronto’s Nuit Blanche and told the story of eight Guardians in the heart of the Financial District. In 2018, The Guardians were exhibited at The Alternative in Beirut, Lebanon, and at  the French Institute of Lebanon.
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Ulrike Crespo To commission her or to request prints of her work: After completing high school in Darmstadt Ulrike Crespo(born in 1950 in Fulda, Germany) studied French, Art History and Archaeology in Lausanne and Geneva, Switzerland. After returning to Germany in the 1980s, she studied Psychology in Frankfurt/Main and gained a licence to practice as a psychotherapist. Since the 1990s she has closely concerned herself with photography. Ulrike Crespo lives and works in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, in Vienna, Austria, and in West Cork, Ireland. Earlier books by Ulrike Crespo are Danakil (2018), Iceland(2017), Rainflowers(2015), Under Water’s Skin (2014), Nachtblü ten(2013), Cold Landscape(2013), Ephemere(2012), and Twilight(2011).
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Sheron Rupp To commission her or to request prints of her work: Sheron Rupp, born in 1943 in Mansfield, Ohio, taught herself photography, then later earned an MFA in photography from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1982. Rupp credits the influences of photographers Helen Levitt for a candid approach and William Eggleston for his sense of color and interest in the quotidian, as well as anonymous family snapshots for their casual ambiance. In the 1980s, Rupp documented Appalachian areas of Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky and the mountainous region of Arkansas she remembered from her youth. She received recognition when her work was included in Museum of Modern Art curator Peter Galassi's influential 1991 exhibition, The Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort, and in the exhibition Where We Live: Photographs of Americaat the J.Paul Getty Museum 2006, also published as a book of the same title. Rupp’s photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston, The J. Paul Getty Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Smith College Museum of Art, the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, the University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass., Amherst, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, among others.
hidden from the public. Depending on the political climate of the moment, Henry’s activities have aroused interest and/or curiosity from authorities. Repeatedly circling an oil refinery during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in a small plane inevitably was deemed suspicious behaviour and Henry has been awakened by the FBI in his hotel room where he has had to explain his activities. He has even resorted for, a while, to using an alias, paying cash at various flight schools and hotels, in order to avoid tracking.
Anja Conrad To commission him or to request prints of his work: Anja Conrad(b. 1971) was raised in Chicago and New York and currently lives and works in Frankfurt am Main. Since 1992, her works have been exhibited in Germany and abroad at, among others, Ort für Fotografie, Basel, Raum für Kultur at Commerzbank, Frankfurt am Main, and the Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.