The magazine of the photo-essay
October 2019 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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Chris Rainier Chris Rainier is a National Geographic Society Fellow and documentary photographer - who specializes in the documentation of endangered Cultures and traditional languages around the globe.  In 2002 he was awarded the Lowell Thomas Award by the Explorers Club for his efforts on cultural preservation, and in 2014 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society of London-specializing in cultural preservation.He is currently the Director of the Cultural Sanctuaries Foundation – a global program working with National geographic to help preserve Biodiversity and Culture.www.culturalsanctuaries.orgHe lectures throughout the world on using modern technology to preserve ancient cultural traditions. He has lectured for: TED Global, The Aspen Institute IDEAS Festival, The United Nations and Qatar Foundation, The EG Conference, Google, Apple, Nokia, Kodak. Epson, and Adobe. Rainier's photography and books have been widely shown and collected by
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.
Elisabeth Hoff To commission her or to request prints of her work: Elisabeth Hoff is a London based photographer, director and art director, creating imagery for clients in the UK and abroad. She has worked internationally for various magazines and corporate clients and most recently shot the cover for the September issue of Cosmopolitan.
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museums around the world, including the Australian Museum in Sydney, the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, the International Center of Photography in New York, the George Eastman House International Museum in Rochester, New York, The National Geographic Society, and the UN.
Dennis Hopper Dennis Hopper(1936–2010) was born in Dodge City, Kansas. He first appeared on television in 1954, and quickly became a cult actor, known for films such as Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Easy Rider (1969), The American Friend (1977), Apocalypse Now (1979), Blue Velvet (1986) and Hoosiers (1986). In 1988, he directed the critically acclaimed Colors. Hopper was also a prolific photographer, and published now classic portraits of celebrities such as Andy Warhol and Martin Luther King Jr. His works are housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others.
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David Goldblatt Born in Randfontein in 1930, Goldblatt has been documenting the changing political landscape of South Africa for over five decades. One of the most important documentary photographers of the late twentieth century, his early publications include seminal images from the series ‘On the Mines’ with Nadine Gordimer (1973) ‘Some Afrikaners Photographed’ (1975) ‘Lifetimes under Apartheid’ (1986) ‘The Transported of KwaNdebele’ (1989) and ‘South Africa: the Structure of Things Then’ (1998). His retrospective exhibition ‘David Goldblatt 51 Years’, travelled Europe and the USA. He was included on Documenta XI and XII and his limited edition book ‘Particulars’ won the award for the best photography book at the Rencontres d’Arles Festival, France, in 2004. In 1989 he founded The Market Photography Workshop in Johannesburg, with the object of teaching visual literacy and photographic skills to young people, particularly those disadvantaged by apartheid. The Workshop currently receives around two hundred students per annum, a number of whom are working as professional photographers. Goldblatt’s contribution as a critical observer of South African society, both during apartheid and in its aftermath, is unequalled.
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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
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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