The magazine of the photo-essay
October 2017 issue
“A free, really high quality photo-essay magazine.  Fabulous!” Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film maker
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.
Gillian Hyland To commission her or to request prints of her work:  Hyland has exhibited around the world and received several awards, including the Sony Portrait Award, International Photographer of the Year, Travel Photography Society Awards, IPA, National Open Art, Royal Arts Prize, Magenta Flash Forward, La Quatrieme Image, AX3 – American Aperture Award, Moscow International Photo Award, PX3 – Prix de la Photographie, and the PDN Curator Awards. Hyland’s visual career began as a stylist and set designer. Highly successful, the move to photography was a natural progression in wanting to create her own imagery. Acclaimed for her use of colour and settings, Hyland has used the same title for this body of work since its inception in 2014 and is now bringing her highly regarded work together in a covetable hardcover format. Born in Dublin in 1982 artist and photographer Gillian Hyland lives and works in London. Describing herself as an
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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Sara Hannant To commission her or to request prints of her work: Sara Hannant is an award-winning fine art and editorial photographer, best known for her images exploring magic, myth and folklore.  Her work has been widely exhibited including at The Royal Society of Arts, Christie’s and Towner Art Gallery.  Sara’s photographs have been published on the BBC, The Guardian and in the Sunday Times among others.  She graduated in Art and Design in the Social Context at Dartington College of Arts, Documentary Photography at Newport Art College and MA Visual Arts at UAL.  Sara is a visiting lecturer at City, University London where she leads modules in Visual Journalism, and Advanced Photojournalism. She was an Honorary Winner in the Moscow International Foto Awards in 2017 and 2016 and an Honorary Winner Prix de la Photographie Paris: Px3 in 2015.  She was
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Horst Friedrichs To commission him or to request prints of his work: London-based photographer, Horst A. Friedrichs shoots ultra cool images for advertising and editorial campaigns. As one of the most popular trend-spotting photographers he blends classic heritage with traditional style. His images are created in a reportage style capturing natural moments on location or in studio. In 2008 he received the prestigious Gold Lead award for best documentary photography. He has published a number of books including the best-selling I’m One: 21st Century Mods , Or Glory- 21st Century Rockers, Cycle Style, Drive style, Pride & Glory: The Art of The Rockers’ Jacket, Denim Style,Best Of British and his latest book Coffee Style. Horst Friedrichs’ work has appeared in numerous international publications including The New York Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, GQ Germany, Jocks & Nerds Magazine and Rolling Stone Magazine.
Polly Braden & David Campany To commission them or to request prints of their work: Polly Braden is renowned for her naturalistic photographs of human relationships and has previously published two books: China Between (2011) and Great Interactions: Life With Learning Disabilities and Autism (2016). She works on long term self-initiated projects as well as commissions for international publications. David Campany writes, curates exhibitions and makes images. His many books include A Handful of Dust (2015), The Open Road: photography and the American Road Trip (2014). David is a recipient of the ICP Infinity Award and the Kraszna-Krauz Award.
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John Humble To commission him or to request prints of his work: (b. 1944, Washington DC) earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland, College Park, and Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. He is a Vietnam War veteran and former photojournalist for the Washington Post. Humble’s impressive body of photographic work is informed by his extensive world travels. He is best known for his in-depth series of landscapes documenting Los Angeles, where he has lived since 1974. His photographs have been featured in solo and group exhibitions internationally and are in the collections of a number of prominent institutions, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
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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.
Mihaela Noroc To commission her or to request prints of her work:  I’m a 31 years old photographer from Bucharest, Romania but I spent most of the last 4 years traveling in different countries of the world. My father is a painter so since my childhood I was surrounded by colours. When I was 16, I discovered photography but, unfortunately, in the next years I couldn’t make a living with it, so I had to work in other fields, where I could earn a decent income. Traveling during vacations as a backpacker, in different parts of the world, made me discover the diversity of our planet. So when I was 27 I decided to quit my ordinary life in Bucharest and put all my efforts and savings into travel and photography. Even though The Atlas of Beauty became very popular all around the world, I’m the
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Douglas Ljungkvist To commission him or to request prints of his work: Douglas Ljungkvist is a Brooklyn based fine art photographer originally from Sweden. His personal work explores vernacular beauty that is graphic, colorful, and quiet Mood and atmosphere are important aspects to the work that often have subtexts of time, memory and identity. Formally, he is interested in the study of color, form, and space. Douglas has received several prestigious awards including Winner PDN Photo Annual, Winner New York Photo Festival Invitational, Gold Px3 Best Fine Art Book proposal, National Geographic “Great Outdoors”, and numerous finalists and
Lisa Kereszi To commission her or to request prints of her work: Lisa Kereszi was born in and grew up in Suburban Philadelphia to a father who ran the family auto junkyard and to a mother who owned an antique shop. In 1995 she graduated from Bard College with a Bachelor of Arts. She teaches photography and is the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Art at the Yale School of Art, where she received her MFA in 2000. Her work is in the collections of the Met, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and others. She is represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York, where she most recently had the 2012 solo show, “The Party’s Over,” a thematic follow-up to her 2009 book “Fun and Games,” both which explore the ways in which we, as humans, devise escapist environments and spectacles to remove ourselves from the realities of everyday life.
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He lives in Devon with his wife and four children.
image maker Hyland personally composes every aspect of her pictures, a skill gained from fourteen years in the visual arts industry, as a stylist, art director and set designer. This diverse background helped her realise and develop and artistic, photographic approach which led to the creation of the series Words in Sight. The series of works have been shown at art and photo fairs in Korea, Thailand, America, China, Italy, France, Ireland and the UK.  Hyland’s works have been published by Harpers Baazar, The Telegraph, The Independent, Huffington Post, Wall Street International, 125 Magazine, Creative Boom, Feature Shoot, Aesthetica Magazine and more.
same ordinary person, with the same backpack like 4 years ago, that loves to explore the unnoticed beauty which lies in people around us. I see myself like a very normal woman, with ups and downs. I work hard for my dream, and, by chance, this dream is very appreciated by mass media. But there are millions of women in the world, that work even harder for their goals and maybe their activities don’t seem so spectacular from the outside. I hope I will have the chance to photograph some of them for the project, capturing their inner and outer beauty and showing them how special they are.
shortlisted for the Terry O’Neill Award in 2007 and received the Resurgence Award in 2006, Southbank Photo Prize in 1990, BA Young Artist of the Year in 1995, and BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour Capture The World in 1994. She has produced two books, Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids: A Journey through the English Ritual Year (2011) documenting the contemporary practice of seasonal rites, which is also a Horniman Museum touring exhibition, and Of Shadows: One Hundred Objects from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic (2016) co-authored with Simon Costin, resulting from her artist residency at the museum.
honorable mentions including CENTER, American Photo, International Photography Awards, Conde Nast Traveler, Photography Masters Cup, Renaissance Photography Prize, Lucie Foundation Scholarship, Design Trust for Urban Space. His work has been exhibited both in the US and Europe including the 2013 Photoville Festival (solo show), foto/pods produced by United Photo Industries at Dumbo Arts Festival, Hereford Arts Festival, New York Photo Festival, Format 11, Bridge Art Fair, Garrison Art Center, Center for Fine Art Photography, London Street Photography Festival, and more.  His Ocean Beach monograph was published by Kehrer Verlag, April 2014.
In 2003, she was granted a commission to photograph Governors Island by the Public Art Fund, which culminated in a 2004 exhibition catalog, Governors Island, in which she explored what was left behind on a former army and coast guard base just a stone’s throw from Manhattan. Two other monographs are in print: Fantasies in 2008, which explored the burlesque revivalist movement and her latest book, Joe’s Junk Yard, which was released in 2012, and examined her own family’s achievement and subsequent loss of the American Dream. It was followed up by an artist's book using appropriated images of women taken by her father in the 1970's and 80's entitled The More I Learn About Women, published by J&L Books. She lives and works near New Haven, Connecticut, where she is raising a toddler. Her work from the Joe’s Junk Yard series is currently on view Summer 2017 at the Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
Toni Meneguzzo To commission him or to request prints of his work: Toni Meneguzzo is an international renowned photographer and a researcher. His successful career started 40 years ago, and is characterised by research and innovation: he developed unique photo techniques that also defined his iconic style, like the big size Polaroid photos for the fashion industry (20x25, that became his distinguished mark, and soon was adopted by many others) and the current photo sequences edited in videos (stop motion). The research embraces as well the subjects of this personal work, like the landscapes, the feminine nudes, the abstract eyes, the holy cows, the rural bandits, and the wild trees. Thanks to his long and successful career in fashion, he extended his vision to
different fields including architecture and design photography, always with a surprising point of view producing images with a clear vision of architecture, aesthetics and geometry. His work has been shown all over the world, both in personal and collective exhibitions, and it has been published by the most important international magazines (Condé Nast Group publications, New York Times, Harpers’ Bazaar, Elle, etc.) and books on photography, fashion, lifestyle, design.  Toni’s stop motion videos have been shown at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, at the Musée des Arts décoratifs du Louvre in Paris, and at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. His latest personal projects include: Gauchillos that is a research on the syncretism of the Argentinian rural bandits; Chrissi Island that is dedicated to the wild trees of the Greek islet; Divine Bovine that is an anthropological research on the Hindu tradition of Holy Cows, uniquely painted and dressed during specific ceremonies and celebrations.