Don’t Take Pictures is a photography magazine published in print twice-yearly (March, September), in addition to regular online articles. The title, Don’t Take Pictures, references the language of modern photography. Over the years, the term “taking pictures” has begun to be replaced with “making photographs.” The change signifies a distinction between the widespread use of cameras in the modern world and the more systematic, thoughtful process of creating photographic art. At Don’t Take Pictures, we strive to celebrate the creativity involved with the making of photographs.  

In addition to the magazine itself, Don't Take Pictures sells an exclusive edition run of an image by an artist featured in the magazine. Working with the artist, we select an image, which is then hand-printed by the artist, signed, numbered in an edition no higher than five, and priced below $200. Because we believe in helping emerging artists build their careers, the full amount of the sale goes to the artist. 

Don't Take Pictures was founded as a publication of The Kiernan Gallery and now functions independently to introduce art lovers, dog lovers, cat lovers, hipsters, oldsters, and collectors to artists who are on the move.




Roger Thompson
Senior Editor

Roger's critical writings have appeared in exhibition catalogues and he has written extensively on self-taught artists with features in Raw Vision and The Outsider. He currently resides in Long Island, New York and is a Professor at Stony Brook University.

Kat Kiernan

Kat Kiernan is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Don't Take Pictures. As the former Owner and Director of The Kiernan Gallery, she has designed and managed numerous thematic exhibitions, curating both solo and pop-up shows. She has reviewed portfolios for Photolucida’s Critical Mass, FotoWeek DC, and PhotoNOLA, and lectured on photography to various institutions. In 2015 she received the Rising Star Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community. She holds a BFA in photography from Lesley University College of Art and Design.


Union Jack Creative

Union Jack Creative is the Boston-based web and print design firm of Jack Romano and Kate Ziegler.


W.G. Beecher

W.G. Beecher contributes regularly to Don't Take Pictures, both as a writer and behind the scenes.


Issue 7 Contributing Writers


Lisa Volpe is the Curator of the Wichita Art Museum.

Diana H. Bloomfield, a native North Carolinian, is a photographer, independent curator, and writer. She currently lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Jen Kiaba is a photographer and writer based in the Hudson Valley, New York.

Joe Brennan is an artist, collector, and dealer in fine art and antiquities. He is represented by 17 Frost Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, and is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute.

Debbie Hagan is the book reviews editor for Brevity literary magazine and is the former editor-in-chief of Art New England. She is the author of the creative nonfiction book Against the Tide, and her essays and prose have appeared in Hyperallergic, Brain Child, Boston Globe Magazine, and various anthologies. She teaches at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Evan Laudenslager is a photography-focused writer and artist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the Visual Studies program at Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

Christopher Farnsworth is the author of five novels, including KILLFILE. His work has been translated into nine languages and published in more than a dozen countries, and optioned for film and TV. He lives in Los Angeles with his family.