The magazine of the photo-essay
July 2020 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 at Canford School and 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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Christopher Jones To commission him or to request prints of his work: Christopher Jones is a freelance editorial photographer, based in Bristol, UK and is known for his creative feature and news coverage for quality newspapers and magazines, which include the Daily and Sunday Telegraph (for which he was a contract photographer for some years), The Times and the Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent. He has also had work published in Time Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, The Lady, Saga Magazine, BBC Countryfile, New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Der Spiegel, Stern, Sydney Herald and many other publications around the world. As a photojournalist, Christopher also covers more specialised subjects including environmental portraiture, reportage, interiors, architecture, food, travel and investigative journalism. Most of Christopher’s images are available to buy from Alamy and Shutterstock/Rex.
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.
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Steve McCurry Steve McCurry has been one of the most prominent voices in contemporary photography for more than 30 years, with scores of magazine covers to his name, over a dozen books, and hundreds of exhibitions around the world. A member of Magnum Photos, McCurry has been recognised with the Robert Capa Gold Medal and National Press Photographers Award.
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Stephen Shore Stephen Shore is one of the most influential living photographers. His photographs from the 1970s, taken on road trips across America, established him as a pioneer in the use of colour in art photography. He is director of the photography programme at Bard College, New York.
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Chris Savory I’ve spent my whole adult life trying to make the world a better place through protest, local politics, working in the education sector, community campaigns and volunteering for social enterprises. I was born in 1961 in Kitwe, Northern Rhodesia and arrived in England aged two. I have subsequently lived in Kent, Essex, Paris, Oxfordshire, Missouri, Yorkshire, Berwickshire, Herefordshire, Dorset and South- West London. I am lucky to have been happily married for 25 years with two adult stepchildren. I love my ukuleles, singing with Dorset Red and Bridport Voices, watching Bridport Town and Brentford FC, rivers – especially the Wandle and the Asker, soft toys, marmalade, the seaside, beer, country music and London. I struggle with chronic depression, exhaustion and joint pains.
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Rajib Singha To commission him or to request prints of his work: Rajib Singha is a self-taught photographer and a teacher by profession who lives in West Bengal, India. Rajib has contributed to multiple citizen journalism sites such as Reuters Your View, Yahoo News, BBC Your View and others, along with national news dailies. As well, Rajib has won multiple photography competitions nationally and internationally
Robert Mapplethorpe Robert Mapplethorpe is widely considered one of the twentieth century’s most important and influential artists, known for his groundbreaking and provocative work. He studied painting, drawing, and sculpture at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in the 1960s and first started taking photographs when he acquired a Polaroid camera in 1970. Several years later, he started shooting with a Hasselblad medium-format camera and began documenting his circle of friends and acquaintances.