prism #16: Happy B-Day!

This May, we celebrate the 3rd anniversary of prism Photography Magazine!

Over the past three years we have done our best to provide our audience with eighteen amazing issues, each one completed with a great selection of contemporary photography. Each year, prism has provided us with new challenges and new experiences, which have been very rewarding for us. We were always thrilled to celebrate established names and happy to promote emerging artists and numerous photographic initiatives. We were delighted to have partnered with photographic festivals and have always been looking forward to setting up new goals and meeting new friends!

We have created a stable and growing platform for international audience to be exposed to 'what's hot' in the contemporary photography. We have launched a blog platform to provide you with articles, previews, reviews and interviews. We have organised a few very exciting exhibitions, both as our own initiative and also as part of PhotoIreland Festival: a very successful International Instant Photography Exhibition, numerous group shows and collective exhibitions in the past or the exhibition of Marian Schmidt, founder and director of Warsaw School of Photography, a photographer known for his humanistic approach to photography and his masterful composition skills.

We are also proud to be actively supporting photographic prizes and events introducing their winners to our audience. Last year we have actively promoted winners of The Grand Prix Fotofestiwal Lodz (Poland) and POPCAP -'s Prize for Contemporary African Photography. This issue is no different and we bring you the profiles of four shortlisted artist for the prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2014: Alberto Garcia-Alix, Jochen Lempert, Lorna Simpson and Richard Mosse.

prism has always been committed to be partnered with festivals and photographic organisations: Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal,, Belfast Photo Festival, (Germany), Neu Now, Slideluck Potshow Dublin, Actual Colors May Vary, PhotoMonth Krakow, Fotofestiwal Lodz and Warsaw Photo Days, to name few of our good old and new friends.

All our efforts have been met with very positive feedback, which has reassured us that our work is noticed and appreciated. We couldn't have expected a better reward.

With this exalted moment of celebration we are thrilled to have discovered and to present, in addition to Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2014 shortlisted artists, the work of talented photographers: ‘Woods The Walls and Wells’, a black and white tale by Goseong Choi, ‘The Insvisible’ by Jacek Ura - series of portraits of pupils of the School for Blind Children in Cracow, ‘The Flatness’ by Erin O’Keefe, ‘Logbook’ by Yanina Boldyreva, Interview with Kuba Dabrowski on his work and his recent show in Warsaw’s Zacheta Gallery, sensual work of Rachael Banks, ‘The Stationary Travellers’ by Karol Szymkowiak, ‘DOM (Document. Object. Model)’ series by Julia Borissova and ‘Human Visibility‘ short editorial seies by Ákos Rajnai.

We would like to thank all photographers, curators and editors who contributed to this and all previous issues, our friends from galleries, institutions and organizations for their support and positive energy, and finally, most of all, we’d like to thank you, Dear Readers for building such a strong, supportive community of photo enthusiasts that keeps us motivated to deliver more amazing material in the future.

Let the light in.

Karol Liver
prism Editor

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