The magazine of the photo-essay
March 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, is a photographer and photojournalist 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 14   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. 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,  Dazed & Confused,The Face, Country Life   and Geographical magazine.
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Erberto Zani To commission him or to request prints of his work: Erberto Zani is a freelance photographer, journalist and photo books designer, based in Basel - Switzerland. Since 1998 he worked as photographer in advertisement sector. Freelance since 2008, most of his works are focused on documentary-humanitarian themes. He cooperates with companies, magazines and No Profit Organizations, for photographs and editorial projects. Available for assignments internationally. Since 2015 he cooperate with REX Features Agency /
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Chris Dade To commission him or to request prints of his work: Chris studied photography at degree level in The University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, with a focus on children and human rights. As he became more passionate about this work, he naturally evolved into doing direct work within NGOs in advocacy and empowerment. He continues to work as both a photographer and a rights worker. His photography focuses on human rights, using the camera as a tool for empowerment to promote positive change and to challenge stereotypes. Currently, he is developing a platform for "Peace Photographers" to balance out the media focus on stories of war and social deprivation by instead depicting stories of resolution, forgiveness and possibility. He states: "These media images become narratives of our lives, both for the photographer and the viewer. By also focusing on
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Chris Craymer To commission him or to request prints of his work: Chris Craymer is native Londoner and now is based in New York. Craymer combines his commercial and editorial career with personal book projects. His latest work is published by Damiani Books and is Titled American Romance . “I like to explore the intimacy and connection between couples and seek to portray their love and attraction to one other,”  I have attempted to reflect a cross-section of relationships that include ethnically diverse, multigenerational and LGBTQ couples. Love and laughter were the uniting qualities in every relationship I explored.”
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the positive, this gives us a new narrative of hope and possibility for a more evolved humanity." He works globally for NGOs and as a freelance photographer.
Paul Mobley To commission him or to request prints of his work: Paul Mobley grew up near Detroit, Michigan, and was always drawn to the arts. He started playing piano at the age of five, eventually getting his very first job playing at a local piano bar. But when his childhood dream of becoming a rock star didn’t quite pan out, he turned to another passion: photography. After winning a Kodak scholarship, his fate was sealed. He went on to study at Detroit’s College for Creative Studies, and then moved to New York City and, in the early days of his career, apprenticed with Annie Leibovitz. Today, Mobley devotes his career to documenting incredible Americans—including celebrities ranging from Amy Schumer to Zac Brown and citizens ranging from farmers to firefighters. His diverse group of clients includes corporations such as
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James Stanford To commission him or to request prints of his work: James Stanford studied painting at the University of Washington (UW) (MFA) and the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) (BFA) and also practices photography, digital illustration and drawing. Dedicated to creativity and the fine arts, he has taught at UNLV and UW, established the Smallworks Gallery, and curated exhibitions at various venues, including the Las Vegas Contemporary Arts Centre. He currently lives and works in Las Vegas. Stanford’s upcoming book, Shimmering Zen,  is a compilation of 150 of Stanford’s works created over the last 15 years and published in a large format hardback. Shimmering Zen offers an insight into Stanford’s creative process and inspiration allied with original images of the signs, and accompanied by nostalgic tales of his
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Rajib Singha To commission him or to request prints of his work: email 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.
He lives in Devon with his wife, four children and his dachshund, Jessie.
Inzajeano Latif To commission him or to request prints of his work: I use portraiture to explore places. Working from the conviction that a portrait is, as far as possible, an act of common engagement, and only through long-term obligation to a place and to a community can a meaningful series of photographs be made. My intention is to contribute to a wider understanding of these groups, to respect them as individuals and to counter the ignorance and prejudice that often attaches to them thus approaching my craft with humility, care, respect and honesty. At the same time, exploring the notion of the portrait itself.
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David Granick To order books or to request prints of his work: David Granick (1912 - 1980) was a photographer who lived in the East End his whole life. His colour slides laid untouched until last year when a local photographer, Chris Dorley-Brown, examined them. For more information on David Granick, please visit:
Apple, Delta Airlines, ESPN, and Ford, and his work has appeared in magazines such as Esquire and People. He has won a number of prestigious industry awards, including the Western Heritage Award (Outstanding Photography Book) for American Farmer and the Foreword Reviews Gold Award (Photography) for If I Live to Be 100, his book about centenarians. When time permits, Mobley also enjoys giving lectures and teaching at photography workshops nationwide. In addition to his corporate, advertising, and editorial work, Mobley has published four books of his photography with Welcome Books: American Farmer (2008), Everyday Heroes (2012), If I Live to Be 100 (2016), and American Firefighter (2017). For all four books, Mobley traveled around the country to meet the subjects in their hometowns and photograph these ordinary citizens leading their extraordinary lives. Mobley has also put together a traveling exhibition of his American Farmer photographs that will tour museums and colleges around the United States until 2022. Whether photographing a celebrity to help promote her latest project or a 100-year-old farmer to honor his family’s legacy, Mobley approaches his work the same way. His goal is always to capture the soul of the subject and present a compelling, heartfelt portrait that will instantly make you stop and think, I need to know more about this person. Mobley’s combination of contagious enthusiasm and impeccable skill puts subjects at ease no matter what the situation and leads to powerful, intimate photographs that are authentic, timeless, and uniquely his. Mobley splits his time between New York and Los Angeles and lives with his wife, Suzanne, and their rescue shar-pei, Jessie. They have two daughters, Camden and Paige. In his spare time, he loves traveling, especially in Mexico; sampling tequila; and visiting Michigan to eat his mother’s Italian cooking.
Philip Volkers To commission him or to request prints of his work: Philip Volkers ARPS was born in 1980 and grew up in the Wiltshire countryside. He studied Indian Philosophy and Shamanic Studies at SOAS, a highly influential experience for Philip that has defined much of his recent work. With a strong focus on nature and freedom of expression Philip finds inspiration through travel. Recent adventures have led him to explore human gatherings; spiritual, hedonistic and both. Philip seeks to capture moments of heightened consciousness and unity within gatherings, and in doing so to encourage the viewer's inquisitiveness to be stimulated by his images. His aim is to produce imagery that is stand-alone in its impact.
Philip is a "Visionary photographer"  for Olympus. His work includes reportage, portraits and extreme sports and he exhibits across the board in galleries worldwide.
Las Vegas life, including being on the set of Viva Las Vegas with Elvis Presley and Anne-Margaret. It will include essays by the artist and the curator, and a foreword by Jeff Rosen, Vice President, The Higher Learning Commission, Evanston, Illinois. Rosen’s book Julia Margaret Cameron’s ‘Fancy Subjects’: Photographic allegories of Victorian identity and empire was published recently by Manchester University Press.