PhotoED Magazine: Photography + Activism

Fall 2022 Issue in Print Now

Cover features an image from Kate Schneider’s, Landscapes of Resistance series.

Ethics, activism, and photography’s blurred lines – PhotoED Magazine’s latest release!
+ Call for Submissions: Botanical Photography

PhotoED Magazine shares diverse Canadian photography stories in a brand new light.

We are excited to announce our latest release – IN PRINT NOW! on the theme of ethics, activism, and photography’s blurred lines, curated by award winning photographer, author, and academic Laurence Butet-Roch.

She comments:

“I often consider the call by art historian Alexis Boylan to become ‘visual activists.’ She tells us that ‘we must reject passivity and mere consumption’ of images to ‘be more assertive, tricky, and thoughtful with our visual atmosphere.’

This issue explores how we, as Canadian photographers, might get there. Documentary photography, while passionate about redressing injustices, remains wary of adopting a radical position, lest it be seen as partisan.”

This special edition features:

  • World Press Photo Award winner, photojournalist Amber Bracken,
  • Jackie Dives and Kate Schneider share their thoughts on photography and navigating their desires for social change,
  • and Danielle Da Silva, founder of Photographers Without Borders, speaks to how photographers should consider their personal ethics.

Artistic practices have also played a key role in changing our social landscape. In this issue, Ingrid Forster presents the eloquent work of Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge, who were awarded the 2022 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts for their “socially engaged and politically grounded” work.
Emerging Indigenous photographer Alex Jacobs-Blum answers her ancestors’ call to advocate for her homelands; and KC Adams’ takes her work “Perceptions” to the general public through billboard provocations.

Find these stories & MORE, in our new issue available to order IN PRINT, on newsstands across Canada, and digitally on the, Flipster and Press Reader platforms.

PhotoED Magazine can be purchased as a single issue for $8. a SUBSCRIPTION for $22./ year, or join us as a PATRON for extra perks year-round, starting at $3./month.

We would like to thank our generous PATREON PATRONS and advertisers who support us in producing original Canadian content, and the Canada Council for the Arts for supporting our year of guest issue curators.


PhotoED Magazine’s third edition of 2022 will be curated by Peppa Martin, of The Commotion Digital Gallery, and will feature work of photographers exploring lens-based BOTANICAL themes.

We’re looking for the most unique, innovative and diverse interpretations of this theme to be published in print, and online.

Submission Deadline: September 19, 2022

Find out more – HERE.

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