This small town symbolized the archetype of pastoral American life. Yet this idyllic place was also held hostage by a dark past, manifesting in the racial tensions that scar much of American history.
doc! photo magazine and contra doc! are online publications devoted to documentary and fine art photography, respectively. The first issue of doc! photo magazine appeared on July 9, 2012, and since then all its next editions are published on the 9th day of each month. contra doc! is a quarterly which debuted on April 15, 2013.
Both magazines share the same approach to the photography which they perceive as an universal communication platform between people despite their backgrounds, gender, political views, or religions.
doc! photo magazine and contra doc! are created for all lovers of photography. Our pages are filled with materials by both, the well known and commonly respected photographers as well as debutants or those who are just at the beginning of their photographic adventure. We are open to your submissions and mode details about the terms for publishing the story you may find here.
doc! photo magazine and contra doc! actively promote photographic events. We support exhibitions, books, festivals. We organize periodical doc! talks meetings, during which together with invited guests we discuss challenges of the contemporary documentary photography. We also run exhibitions and publishing projects. Our first publishing project is a guidebook through Polish young contemporary photography – DEBUTS, where we present portfolios of 36 most talented Polish photographers worthy of attention.
We are also active on the collector’s photography trade market. In our store, you may find works of photographers you may know from the pages of doc! photo magazine and contra doc!
Our activities are complemented by doc! academy, a series of exclusive author’s photo workshops to which we invite the world’s best photographers.