photograph is 30

photograph magazine began in 1988 as a gallery guide to let people know about the photography shows opening all over New York City. The guide steadily expanded to become a magazine, one that now covers photo-based art throughout the United States and abroad.

Today, photograph is an invaluable resource for all photography lovers, covering the work of photographers, galleries, museums, publishers, and curators. We at photograph are passionate about photography, and we are honored to share this passion with so many talented and brilliant minds in the photo community. That’s why we asked 30 of them to celebrate our 30th anniversary with us by choosing one photograph that they loved in 2018 and telling us why. Their selections are just as beautiful, poignant, thought-provoking, and wondrous as you’d expect. We hope you enjoy them.



Vince Aletti, Erin Barnett, Ann-Christin Bertrand, Elisabeth Biondi, Lucas Blalock, Susan Bright, David Campany, Bruno Ceschel, Clément Chéroux, Matthew Connors, Joanna Cresswell, Mark Alice Durant, Michael Famighetti, Stephen Frailey, Jason Fulford, Marvin Heiferman, W.M. Hunt, Helen Jennings & Sara Hemming, Shane Lavalette, Matthew Leifheit, Michael Mack, Shoair Mavlian, Nicholas Muellner, Sean O’Hagan, Libby Pratt, Lyle Rexer, Mariela Sancari, Sarah Schmerler, Nadya Sheremetova, Noelle Flores Théard