LensWork

Print Edition

Celebrating our 20th Anniversary!

A bimonthly photography publication about photographs (rather than cameras!)

Articles, interviews, and portfolios all about images and the creative process.

The premise of LensWork is that photography is more than mere craft. Photography is, or can be, a way of life.

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Is it a magazine?

Well, magazine isn't quite right, and we've never found the right term to describe our publication.

You'll just have to see for yourself!

LensWork is a 96-page, 8½x7” paperback periodical — a duotone, book-quality, paper-based, anthology-style bimonthly publication.

Larger video

Focus on images

Four to six photographers showcased in print edition issue

Anthology style, with portfolios like little "books within a book"

Non-technical and non-academic

Emphasis on the creative aspects of photography

Beyond cameras and equipment, beyond film and chemistry, beyond pixels and technology lie the mysteries of the creative life shared by those who strive to communicate and express themselves clearly – fine art photographers, commercial photographers, amateurs and professionals.

Spectacular duotone printing

Museum-book quality

Just like the finest hardbound fine art books, LensWork is printed in duotone which has deeper blacks, richer tonality, and can reproduce warm hues that more closely match warm-tone original prints.

Content and only content

A magazine without advertising? Really?

The entire content of LensWork is a generous helping of insight, wisdom, experience, inspiration, motivation, examples, and a connection to other photographers who are pursuing the creative path like you.

Award-winning

Unsurpassed quality

Better printing than many hardbound books

LensWork has won the prestigious Benjamin Franklin award (the "Oscar" of the printing industry) an unprecidented five times! Thank you, Hemlock Printing!

Subscription

Published six times a year

Available by subscription

1-year $39* / 2-years $75* / 3-years $110*

*Shipping added if you are outside the U.S.

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Single issues

Virtual Newsstand

Order the current issue at the cover price and we'll pay the shipping to USA addresses.

Back issues

Original paper back issues are available from the publisher while supplies last.

Back issue index / Alumni index

Downloadable Edition

iPad and Tablet compatible

Also viewable on your PC or Mac

Purchase online for immediate download

The entire back issues collection is now available for purchase via download!

Online, free PDF sample issue

Sample Offer

Are you new to LensWork and would like to have a single issue to review?

Our sample pack is $10 and includes . . .

One issue of LensWork (regular price $12.95)

One issue of LensWork Extended (regular price $12.95)

Free shipping to U.S. addresses