A Note from the Publishers
The League of Landscape Photographers group and League magazine are the brainchild of Samantha Chrysanthou and Darwin Wiggett, Canadian landscape photographers and educators. Years in the photo industry led both to feel disengaged and disenchanted with their work and the industry. Too much attention seemed to be paid to ‘getting the shot’ no matter the cost to the natural world. Values such as artistic integrity, originality and quality seemed to take a distant backseat to the pursuit of social media celebrity culture.
Such a culture seemed distasteful and demeaning in the landscape photography world. Sam and Darwin felt that many shooters were simply unaware of the pressure global interest in natural spaces had created on these natural places. Perhaps, being in a sense ‘on the ground’, landscape photographers could turn their lenses toward creative projects designed to generate dialogue and harness the power of social media for good. Something needed to be done!
Rather than create a new group on Sam and Darwin’s current educational website, oopoomoo.com the pair realized what was really missing was a reputable publication for like-minded photographers to share and show their ideas…. The League of Landscape Photographers are those artists. League is their magazine.