We are excited announce the release of our Living Legends issue in celebration of our 5th anniversary! Copies are on their way to subscribers.
Five years ago, several large boxes containing the first issue of Don’t Take Pictures arrived on my doorstep. The publication has changed over the years—relocating from Virginia to New York City, and adding Don’t Take Pictures Online as a place for columns, artist opportunities, and daily photographs. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to putting quality photography and writing into people’s hands and onto their shelves. Delivered to subscriber’s homes in the fall and spring of each year, we have shared in-depth features on 65 photographers, as well as book reviews, critical essays, and short fiction.
To celebrate our fifth anniversary, we have dedicated this issue to five of photography’s living legends. These photographers have influenced us, contributed significantly to the medium, and cemented their legacies in an art world that is finally embracing photography as a fine art. There is a long list of photographers who are deserving of the honorary title “living legend,” and this issue is not a “best of” or ranked list. Instead, it reflects on the varied aspects of these legendary artists’ careers: from George Tice’s first exhibition with Susan Spiritus Gallery, to Henry Horenstein’s Honky-Tonk beginnings, to Joyce Tenneson’s influence on women artists, to how Duane Michals inspired one photographer’s hero worship, and to Larry Fink’s thoughts on how photography has changed in his lifetime. In the timeline of art history, photography is still a new medium. At Don’t Take Pictures, we look forward to publishing the work of future legends in the years to come.
— Kat Kiernan, Editor-in-Chief
Subscriptions placed through October 1 will include Issue 11.