Dmitriy Abramov is a self-taught photographer and videographer who started experimenting with film in 2017. His first pinhole was assembled in 2018 from a couple of toilet paper rolls, foil and an SLR camera, making a telephoto lens he used to shoot the street from the window of his flat. He began to actively use pinhole technique in 2021 after moving to St. Petersburg, having experienced a strong influence from the famous Russian pinhole artist Igor Bryakilev, after interviewing him for a university project. He makes documentary films and plans to make a film shot only with pinhole. @zmeiina on IG
Susan J. Atkinson’s poems have won a number of awards, most recently contest winner in North Grenville’s 2022 Poetry Contest, first prize in the 2019 National Capital Writers Contest and Notable Mention in The New Quarterly’s 2020 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse. She has new work in Grain Magazine and The Queen’s Quarterly. Her first full-length collection, The Marta Poems was published by Silver Bow Publishing in 2020 and her chapbook The Birthday Party, The Mariachi Player and The Tourist was released in 2021 by Catkin Press. Visit http://www.susanjatkinson.com for more information
Tom Barlow is an Ohio author of poetry, short stories and novels. His writings have appeared in journals and anthologies including PlainSongs, Ekphrastic Review, Voicemail Poetry, Hobart, Tenemos, Redivider, Aji, The New York Quarterly, The Modern Poetry Quarterly, and many more. See more at tombarlowauthor.com. Twitter @TomBarlow
Michael Buebe (he/him) is a poet from Galesburg Illinois. Author of “little spider cage (erotic velvet)” a microchapbook from Ghost City Press (summer 2022). He has work out & forthcoming in: Common Ground Review’s Annual Poem Contest (honorable mention 2021), TIMBER, Lover’s Eye Press, Drunk Monkeys, Jenny, Masque & Spectacle, and Prometheus Dreaming. You may find him on Twitter @MichaelBuebe.
Chris Coker is a film photographer who lives with his wife and three sons in Raleigh, NC. Between his day job as a Parks and Recreation supervisor and being an avid trail runner and backpacker, he spends most of his time outside enjoying nature. Most of his photography reflects these interests. After being home sick one week last year, Chris dove deep into learning about pinhole photography and promptly purchased a pinhole camera. He has enjoyed the journey ever since. @ncfilmfreak on IG
David Cundy has been working with pinhole photography for more than 30 years. The subject of his work being landscapes containing intangible narratives, and the relentless passage of time. The act of building the camera is as much a part of the process as making an exposure, developing a film or printing. Each enhanced by the elongated, impractical lengths of time involved. David has exhibited in the UK, USA, Poland and Ukraine and has published a book “The boat is still” @davidcundy on IG
Catherine Davidson is a Californian immigrant and British/American citizen who lives in London. She has published two poetry pamphlets with small presses, and won commendations in the London Free Verse festival, the Troubadour International Prize and Torriano poets. In the last year her poems have appeared in Alien, Slovakia in Poems, Night Feeds and Morning Songs and Poetry and Settled Status for All. She teaches Creative Writing at Regent’s University and is on the board of Exiled Writers Ink, a co-operative organization supporting refugee, immigrant and asylum seeking writers. Twitter: @catherinetemma1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006634398242
Ivan Domaratskiy is a film photographer from Moscow. The main theme of his work is the photographic fixation of elusive heritage. http://project5394372.tilda.ws/ @ivan.domaratskiy on IG
Gina Fuchs’ writing primarily explores the function of memory in our lives; how memories shape familial relationships, personal experiences, and the ways in which we pass down stories. Her poetry has appeared in the University of Maryland’s literary magazine Stylus, Northern University’s literary magazine Polaris, Latinx Lit Mag, and Palette Poetry. She loves coffee, ribs and the colour yellow. @ginabygina on IG Twitter: @ginasopinion247
Patrick Grace lives and writes in Vancouver, where he works as the managing editor of Plenitude Magazine. His poems have recently appeared in EVENT, CV2, and The Puritan, and are forthcoming in Best Canadian Poetry, The Malahat Review, Arc Poetry Magazine, and Columba. His first chapbook, Dastardly, was published with Anstruther Press in late 2021.
Małgosia Halliop immigrated to Canada from Poland as a child, and has lived in Toronto for close to thirty years. In the past decade, she has been a writer, editor, community organizer, visual artist, wildlife tracker, and nature educator. For some years she also homeschooled her two kids. She has had poems published in Prairie Fire, Event, Literary Mama, Parentheses Journal, and elsewhere.
Nancy Huggett is a settler-descendant who lives, writes, and caregives in Ottawa on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people. Thanks to Firefly Creative, Merritt Writers, and not the rodeo poets, she has work out/forthcoming in Citron Review, Five Minute Lit, Intima, Literary Mama, One Art, Prairie Fire, (RE) An Ideas Journal, and Waterwheel Review. Facebook: Nancy Huggett Instagram: nanhug Twitter: @nancyhuggett
Emily Kellogg is a writer, editor, educator, and veteran book publishing professional based in Toronto, Ontario. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Globe and Mail, The Humber Literary Review, and Room Magazine. In 2018, she was named one of three finalists for the carte blanche/Creative Nonfiction Collective Society prize. Emily is the co-creator and co-writer of horror fiction podcast, Parkdale Haunt. Parkdale Haunt was called “one of the world’s most popular horror-fiction podcasts” by The Toronto Star. In 2021, Parkdale Haunt received the Outstanding Fiction Series Award from the Canadian Podcast Awards. @emily_kellogg on IG
Masha Koyama is a transgender writer and editor from the suburbs of Toronto.
Andrey Loshkarev’s Interest in photography began at age 15, when the parents’ camera, which was usually used on trips, fell into his hands. It became a simple hobby he enjoyed. After completing his studies in 2016, he was able to purchase my first SLR camera, which was a good start for his practice. But modern technology has given way to film and a Zenith 11 camera, as well as his first homemade monocle from a Helios 44m-4. In 2018 , he got acquainted with shooting with a small hole on photo paper, as instructed by Diana Pankova, who has been practicing this technique for a long time. He quickly fell in love with this simple method. In 2019, he met the Spanish photography teacher Jorge Otero and the Lumenbox project where the image on the photo paper is obtained by itself, without the use of developing agents, only thanks to the sun. Jorge used plastic lenses to enhance the flow of light, however, this method required very long exposures and Loshkarev came to the decision to combine pinhole with plastic lens. From this tandem, an image with a sharp centre and blurred edges was born. @paper_remembers on IG
Jim McGlasson Based Las Vegas, Nevada, Jim McGlasson has traveled extensively throughout Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Southern California as both artist and teacher of photography. During the decade of the 1990’s he focused on large format film photography creating fine art prints in Platinum, Palladium as well as Cyanotype’s. To create these beautiful prints, he hand coated specialized fine art paper for use in the making of one of a kind contact prints in sizes up to 14×17 inches. As the dramatic price increases for Platinum and Palladium began in early 2002, he was forced to switch to medium format film cameras and began using both colour and black and white to capture his vision of nature.As the severe drought worsened during the last 10 years, he shut down his film darkroom and switched to digital. After working with digital for several years, he became dissatisfied with creating a perfect image. After experimenting with various filters including soft focus filters to make his digital images convey his vision, he began to experiment with homemade pinholes taped to the front of his camera or drilled into a body cap and mounted on the camera front where the lens used to sit. @jimmydeanfotos on IG
Thomas Mixon has poetry and fiction in Lover’s Eye Press, Grim & Gilded, At Length, The Broadkill Review, and elsewhere.
Pamela Mosher is a queer writer born and raised in a small village in Nova Scotia, who now lives in Ottawa with her wife and young children. Her writing has been published in journals such as The New Quarterly and Grain Magazine, and was recently included in Best Canadian Poetry 2021. Her instagram account is @psmosher and she sometimes checks Twitter @pamelasmosher.
Bernard Pearson’s work appears in many publications, including; Aesthetica Magazine , The Edinburgh Review, Crossways, The Gentian, Nymphs, The Poetry Village, Beneath The Fever, The Beach Hut, Little Stone. In 2017 a selection of his poetry ‘In Free Fall’ was published by Leaf by Leaf Press. In 2019 he won second prize in The Aurora Prize for Writing. Twitter @BernardPearso19
Ren Pike grew up in Newfoundland. Through sheer luck, she was born into a family who understood the exceptional value of a library card. Her work has appeared in Whale Road Review, Riddle Fence and FEED. When she is not writing, she wrangles data in Calgary, Canada. http://rpike.mm.st/ Twitter: @sputta Mastodon: @email@example.com
Kushal Poddar An author and a father, Kushal Poddar, editor of ‘Words Surfacing’, authored eight books, the latest being ‘Postmarked Quarantine’. His works have been translated in eleven languages. Find and follow him at amazon.com/author/kushalpoddar_thepoet Twitter- @Kushalpoe
Lee Potts is the author of the chapbook And Drought Will Follow and is poetry editor at Barren Magazine. His work has appeared in Rust + Moth, Whale Road Review, UCity Review, Parentheses Journal, Firmament, Moist Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. He lives just outside of Philadelphia. He’s @LeePottsPoet on Twitter.
Angeline Schellenberg is the author of the Manitoba Book Award winner Tell Them It Was Mozart (Brick Books, 2016) and the KOBZAR Book Award finalist Fields of Light and Stone (University of Alberta Press, 2020). Her microfiction has appeared recently in Grey Sparrow Journal, SoFloPoJo, and Exposition Review. Angeline hosts Speaking Crow, Winnipeg’s longest-running poetry open mic. She is training as an Ignatian spiritual director. facebook.com/SpeakingCrow angelineschellenberg.wordpress.com
Margaret Shultz (pronouns: they/them) is a writer and teacher from Iowa City, Iowa, and is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at Arizona State University. Their work has appeared in The LA Review of Books, Palimpsest Magazine, and SOFTBLOW, among others. Future work is forthcoming in Afternoon Visitor. They are interested in ritual, dance, and collaborative art.
Richard-Yves Sitoski (he/him) is a songwriter, performance poet, and the 2019-2023 Poet Laureate of Owen Sound, Ontario, on the territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation. His work has appeared in Prairie Fire, Train, The Fiddlehead, Bywords.ca, and elsewhere. He has given performances in industrial ruins, has read poems to earth worms, and has written verse on snow with biodegradable dye. 2021 John Newlove Award winner. No Sleep ‘til Eden (Ginger Press, 2020). Co-editor, with Penn Kemp, of Poems in Response to Peril: An Anthology in Support of Ukraine (Pendas Productions/ Laughing Raven Press, 2021). rsitoski.com, @r_sitoski FB: Owen Sound Poet Laureate for 2019-2023 YouTube: veggiemeister
Igor Stepanitch is a professional musician and photo amateur. As a pinhole photographer he has taken part in exhibitions in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Minsk and Kiev as well as photography festivals in Poland, Portugal and Albania. @igor.st.92 on IG
Elana Wolff lives and works in Thornhill, Ontario—the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat First Nations. Her poems and creative nonfiction have been published widely in Canada and internationally, recently in Arc online (Awards of Awesomeness), Bear Review (forthcoming), Best Canadian Poetry 2021, Canadian Literature, The Dalhousie Review, Grain, Montréal Serai, Taddle Creek 25th Anniversary Issue (forthcoming), Sepia, Vallum, White Wall Review, and ZooAnthology (forthcoming). Her collection, SWOON (Guernica Editions), won the 2020 Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Poetry. Her newest collection is SHAPE TAKING (Ekstasis Editions, 2021).
Jenny Wong is a writer, traveler, and occasional business analyst. Her favorite places to wander are Tokyo alleys, Singapore hawker centres, and Parisian cemeteries. She resides in Canada near the Rocky Mountains and tweets @jenwithwords.
Ami Xherro is a poet, artist, translator, and PhD student at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Comparative Literature. Her first chapbook “The Unfinished Flame of the Lower Oceans” was published by Swimmers Group in 2017. Her first full-length book of poetry is forthcoming in 2023 with Guernica Editions. You can find her writing at Held Magazine, Shrapnel, long con mag, University College Review, among other places. She is the co-founder of the Toronto Experimental Translation Collective and co-editor of Barricade: A Journal of Antifascism and Translation @amixherro on IG