Photo Life Magazine
February/March 2020, Vol. 45, #2We’re excited about the February/March issue! With this one, we’re tackling some less-talked about topics: doubt and the hard side of a career in photography. We also have an article on Canadian-Nigerian artist Liz Ikiriko and her project Flags of Unsung Countries and an interview with Michael Benson about his out-of this-world landscapes of the solar system.The book lovers among you will be delighted by Michael Ernest Sweet’s take on collecting photo books. Whatever your motive, this article will help you build a well-curated collection. And, of course, you’ll find Dave Brosha’s tricks of the trade, new products and more!
The Downside to the Upside: An Honest Look at the Less-Than-Fun Parts of Being a PhotographerI’ve probably hesitated writing this article more than any other article I’ve ever written. It’s not because I thought the words wouldn’t come easy—in fact, it’s the contrary. These words have been bouncing endlessly around my brain for a few years now, and I have lots to say on the subject.
Showing and Withholding: Liz Ikiriko Navigates Ways to Honour Difference and Challenge Viewers“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” This Audre Lorde quote is on the opening page of Liz Ikiriko’s website, and it guides her practice as an artist, a photo editor, a curator and an arts educator. Hence, it seemed the obvious place to begin our conversation.
Excerpts From Our Interview With Michael BensonWorking on projects that bring together science and art, Michael Benson is known for his extraterrestrial landscape photography.
How and Why to Collect Photo Books: Benefits (and Pitfalls) to Consider Before Jumping InPhoto books abound. But why buy them? What do photo books offer the enthusiast photographer? The answer is complex and quickly pushes beyond the obvious reason—that we get to see photography.
Dealing With Doubt: Coping With the Darker Moments on Your Creative JourneyI don’t know how many times I’ve thought that I don’t want to do this anymore. A lot. And I’ve thought at least as often that maybe I should’ve never started to begin with. Full disclosure: I have a love/hate relationship with photography. I even quit once.
Olympus Om-D E-M5 Mark III: Getting Back to Its RootsAlmost five years after the launch of the OM-D E-M5 Mark II, Olympus released the OM-D E-M5 Mark III in October 2019. To say it has been anticipated with impatience would be quite an understatement. So, what improvements did they make?
This and That
A fun mix of news, book reviews, exhibitions, the latest products and more, This and That is where you come to browse what’s going on in today’s photo culture.
Every issue we present the top images from our Showtime photo contest
Tricks of the Trade: Reflections
Perhaps creative skill sets should—at least at times—take centre stage and greater importance in our development?