The magazine of the photo-essay
August 2018 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: www.damianbirdphotography.com 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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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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Catherine Karnow To commission her or to request prints of her work: www.catherinekarnow.com For her signature Vietnam-Cambodia Workshop, email catherinekarnow@yahoo.com  or visit her website. Born and raised in Hong Kong, the daughter of an American journalist, San Francisco-based, National Geographic photographer, Catherine Karnow, seems destined to have travel and photojournalism at the center of her life.  She graduated Brown University with honors degrees in Comparative Literature and Semiotics.  Catherine has covered Australian Aborigines; Bombay film stars; Greenwich high society; Agent Orange victims; Indian royalty; and farmers around the world.  In 1994, she was the only non-Vietnamese photo-journalist to accompany General Giap on his historic first return to the forest encampment in the northern Vietnam highlands from which he plotted the battle of Dien Bien Phu. She also gained
Thomas Roma To commission him or to request prints of his work:   www.thomasroma.com Twice the recipient of Guggenheim Fellowships (1982 and 1991) and a New York State Council for the Arts Fellowship (1973), Mr. Roma's work has appeared in oneperson and group exhibitions internationally, including one-person shows with accompanying books at the Museum of Modern Art NY and the International Center of Photography. In 2003 he received a New York City Council Proclamation for contributions to the cultural and educational life of New York City and in 2011 the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.    He has published fourteen monographs including: Come Sunday (with an introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.), Found in Brooklyn (with an introduction by
Willy Ronis Major twentieth-century photographer Willy Ronis (1910–2009) was featured in MoMA’s exhibitions The Family of Man (1955), Postwar European Photography (1953) and Five French Photographers (1951–52). His photographs appeared in Life, Vogue and Time; he received many awards, including the Venice Biennale Gold Medal, the Grand Prix des Arts et Lettres and the Prix Nadar. © PARIS: RONIS, Flammarion, 2018.  Press images, serial rights and review copies are available.
Laurence Stephens To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.laurencestephens.com Laurence Stephens is a British documentary photographer. Inspired by colour photographers of the 1980s, his approach is anthropological, exploring aspects of modern life with a satirical eye.
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Sarah Michelle Riisager To commission her or to request prints of her work: www.sarahriisager.com Sarah Michelle Riisager (b. 1990) is a Danish artist working in the field of photography, video and sculpture. From 2011 to 2013 she studied at Fatamorgana, The Danish School of Art Photography where her camera became a way for her to deal with the sorrow of losing her father shortly before. After graduating she moved to Scotland to study Fine Art Photography at the Glasgow School of Art for three years. Since she has produced and been a part of 16 bigger exhibitions both in Denmark and abroad. Sarah’s work has been exhibited in Copenhagen (DK), Glasgow (UK), New York (US), Pingyao (CHN), Krakow (PL) and Arles (FR). In the summer of 2016 when she moved back to Copenhagen she was chosen to be part of the exhibition ‘Young Danish Photography’ at The Centre of Photography and ‘The Spring Exhibition’ at Charlottenborg, Copenhagen. In the summer of 2017 she
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Dipayan Bose To commission him or to request prints of his work: email Dipayan Bose is a Kolkata based documentary and street photographer. After completing his graduation, he started photography as a profession. He has worked as a freelance photographer under many organizations. Now he is a photography lecturer in ICAT DESIGN & MEDIA College, Chennai. According to him, Documenting human life, social issues, and environmental stories through photography is not only a documentation process but also it’s a proof of a time or incident. So it’s a responsibility to keep the truth through the lens for future references.
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unprecedented access to Prince Charles for her National Geographic feature, “Not Your Typical Radical.” Her retrospective, Vietnam: 25 Years Documenting a Changing Country, opened at the Art Vietnam gallery in Hanoi in April 2015; Catherine was also profiled in a PBS documentary about art in Vietnam. Her book of the same name is available at bookstores around the world. Her work appears in National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, French & German GEO and other international publications.    Catherine's passion for photography carries into her love for teaching. She has taught the National Geographic Weekend Workshops in San Francisco, as well as her own workshops in the Bay Area. She also gives private workshops and teaching seminars all over the world, for a myriad of private, corporate and editorial clients, as well as her own Signature Photo Workshops in Umbria in May, Vietnam-Cambodia in October and South India in February.
Dr. Robert Coles), Sunset Park, Higher Ground (with an introduction by Ian Frazier), Enduring Justice (with an introduction by Norman Mailer), Show & Tell, Sanctuary (with and introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.), Sicilian Passage, In Prison Air (with an introduction by John Szarkowski), On Three Pillars (with text by Phillip Lopate), House Calls with William Carlos Williams, MD (with an accompanying text by Dr. Robert Coles), Dear Knights and Dark Horses (with an introduction by Alec Wilkinson), The Waters of Our Time (with a collaborative text by his son, Giancarlo T. Roma), In the Vale of Cashmere (with an introduction by G. Winston James) and most recently Plato’s Dogs (with an introductory text by his son, Giancarlo T. Roma). This work was exhibited at the Steven Kasher gallery in Chelsea in the fall of last year.    In 2010, the Wallach Gallery at Columbia University exhibited his work and published Pictures for Books, a catalogue including work from four of his series. The show traveled to Tulane University’s Newcomb Gallery in New Orleans in 2011.    He has taught photography since 1983 at Yale, Fordham, Cooper Union, and The School of Visual Arts and in 1996 became the Director of the Photography Program at Columbia University School of the Arts where he is a Professor of Art. His work is in numerous collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal. He was also a founding contributing photographer to DoubleTake Magazine. Mr. Roma lives in Brooklyn with his wife Anna. 
exhibited during the prestigious photography festival Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles.
Frank Darius To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.frankdarius.com Frank Darius Born 1963 Lives in Berlin Full CV
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Robert Dawson To commission him or to request prints of his work: www.robertdawson.com Robert Dawson is an author, photographer and university educator. His photographs have recently been recognized by a Fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, an Artists Grant from the Graham Foundation and an Artists Grant from the Creative Work Fund. Earlier awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize. His books include Robert Dawson Photographs (Min Gallery, 1988); The Great Central Valley: California’s Heartland (University of California Press, 1993), Farewell, Promised Land: Waking from the California Dream (University of California Press, 1999) and A Doubtful River (University of Nevada Press, 2000). His latest book The Public Library A Photographic Essay (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014) included a forward by Bill Moyers and an afterword by Ann Patchett. In 2015 the Library of Congress purchased this entire project for their permanent archive. Dawson’s photographs are
also in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Museum of American Art (Smithsonian Institution); and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He received his B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz and his M.A. from San Francisco State University. He has been an Instructor of Photography at San Jose State University since 1986 (now retired) and an Instructor of Photography at Stanford University since 1996.
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Nivedita Dutta To commission her or to request prints of her work:   facebook Instagram Nivedita Dutta is born in Kolkata, West Bengal India in 1981. The urge to see, learn, explore and appreciate life motivated her to hit the streets with her camera sometime in 2010. She entered the world of professional photography slowly, starting off with wedding and table-top assignments. Now, proficient with various advanced gadgets and related software's, she has a keen interest for both custom and creative photography. Added to this is her high energy level, the determination to conquer the unconquered peaks and an undaunting attitude. She has won several national and international accolades, not to forget, she is also a certified AFIAP from FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE L’ART PHOTOGRAPHIQUE. She is associated with several reputed brands in the industry and also a part of many photography forums
 of high repute. With the camera as her companion, she thoroughly cherishes the never ending journey of life, never missing a chance to reach far off places to document the rare and unseen human activities or events. All say, she doesn't do different things, she does things differently, One can still hear her hum this line - "Many miles to go before I sleep."
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Laurent Garcia To commission him or to request prints of his work:   website My name is Laurent Garcia, I'm 50 years old, I practice self-taught photography for many years. For the past ten years, I have been focusing on documentary photography, in black and white. I am currently working on pastoralism and rurality and an exhibition on this theme will be launched in the autumn
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