The magazine of the photo-essay
April 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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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.
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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Paddy Summerfield To commission him or to request prints of his work: Oxford-based, Paddy Summerfield, trained at Guildford School of Art in the Photography and the Film departments. His work has been shown in many galleries, including the ICA, The Barbican, The Serpentine Gallery, and The Photographers’ Gallery. His work is in the collections of the Arts Council and of the V&A, as well as in numerous private collections. The Holiday Pictures is his fourth book published by Dewi Lewis, two of which are now out of print, including Mother and Father (2014) which was widely acclaimed, and featured in several lists of the ‘Best Photobooks of The Year’.
Jamie Johnson To commission her or to request prints of her work: »Jamie has a legacy of photographing children and families, close to home or in places remote and unfamiliar. Her innate ability to understand and appreciate the human condition, allows her to engage with her subjects in an authentic way. Jamie's years-long investigation of Irish Travellers reveals her deep connection to and interest in the lives of children«. –Aline Smithson »The first word that comes to mind when I think of Jamie Johnson’s work is kindness. Because how can you enter a community without first having forged close ties and established a relationship based on mutual respect with the members who make it up?...Fully sharing the daily life of her subjects, she captures the essence and photographically reproduces this shared intimacy which can be seen in the confident eyes of her models«. –Alain Laboile
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Alice Rae-Bird Founder & Editor of Life Force magazine. Born Dorset 1974. Alice graduated from Durham University with a degree in Linguistics and English before embarking on a career in PR and marketing. She worked in large London agencies on well-known consumer brands and in smaller, in-house roles for eccentric entrepreneurs. Brands include: Kelloggs, Top Shop, Hugo Boss fragrances, Yo! Sushi and Simon Woodroffe of BBC’s Dragon’s Den. Whilst in London, Alice studied Art History at Birkbeck College, University of London. Alice grew up on the coast in West Dorset with her fashion designer Mother and artist and lecturer Father, Robin Rae (1928 - 2019).
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Benita Suchodrev To commission her or to request prints of her work: Benita Suchodrevwas born in the former Soviet Union and immigrated to the United States in 1990 where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on Art History, followed by a Master’s degree in English Literature, graduating with high honours. In 2008 Benita relocated to Berlin and began an extensive documentation of the cosmopolitan city’s multifaceted art scene while working on diverse photographic projects, which have been exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and internationally. Her portrait and documentary work is part of the Rafael Tous Foundation for Contemporary Art in Barcelona, the Michael Horbach Foundation in Cologne and private collections in Moscow, Berlin and New York. Benita currently lives and works in Berlin.
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Rosemary Zens To commission her or to request prints of her work: Rosemarie Zens lives as a photographer, poet and essayist in Berlin. She has published in literary magazines, anthologies, individual volumes and audio-CDs. Her photographic work has been presented in several exhibitions and in photo books, among them The Sea Remembers (2014) and Journeying 66 (2012), both published by Kehrer Verlag.
Werner Mansholt To commission him or to request prints of his work: Werner Mansholt, born 1949, lives and works in Darmstadt, Germany. He studied photography with well-known photographers such as Arno R. Minkkinen, Anja Niedringhaus, Martino Marangoni, Wolfgang Zurborn, Andreas Herzau, Eva Leitolf, Philipp Blenkinsop, Kadir v. Lohuizen, Simon Norfolk (Masterclass). His work was exhibited in Germany (Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, Darmstadt etc.), Finland, Georgia, Poland etc. and published in magazines, calendars, newpapers, almanacs and books/ catalogues. In 2013 he published the book Besuch bei Detlef Kraft (with a text of Celina Lunsford). Awards, amongst others: Shortlist Fotofestival Schömberg 2013; shortlist Tbilisi Kolga-Festival 2012, Honorable mention at Prix de la Photographie Paris 2007, Honorable Mention, Lucie-Award, Los Angeles 2007
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