We believe in the power and energy of using our collective effort to produce stunning and unique editorial images that stand out from the usual fayre. We stand proud of our innovative mindset and are not afraid to swim against the prevailing current. We are here to record the history in pictures.
With commitment and consistency, we uphold our earned reputation for uncompromising photography immersed in the issues of today.
Our members are as likely to be found focusing on the politics of race, gender, and identity as they are to be found with their lens firmly focussed on migration and conflict. We are both the amplifying voice for the voiceless, and the professionals that can capture the image representing the complex and shifting political, environmental and social landscape, whether at local, national or international level. It is this ability to switch our attention from the human story to a myriad of genres that gives us the incomparable perspective evident in the prints we produce.
Our doors are always open for thoughtful debates in the belief that no administrative institution, country or “republic” can thrive without debate and criticism.
On the legacy of the Athenian lawmaker, Solon, who decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy, we enjoy being controversial, which is why we think that the freedom of the press must be protected by the Constitution as in the United States by the First Amendment.
We strongly believe that freedom of the press is not primarily to amuse and entertain, not to emphasize the trivial and the sentimental, not to simply “give the public what it wants” — but to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and opportunities, to indicate our crises and choices, to lead, mould, educate, and sometimes even provoke public opinion.
We are not here to entertain anyone. We are here to witness, document and report what we all do in our everyday life. History without us will be forgotten, and we will not let that happen.