Volume 9 Edition 2 – Editorial

“The lady doth protest too much, methinks”.

Hamlet Act 3, scene 2, 222–230




Every time I hear that a company or government is protecting your Privacy I quietly go ‘uhumm’, because they usually mean they are doing the exact opposite. Governments worldwide are legislating Privacy laws about what they do with information acquired about you. Governments are enforcing all companies to have in place a Privacy Policy to state how they acquire information about you, and what they do with your information. They shout too loud, Privacy, what Privacy I ask. It should be labeled Information Policy because in the majority of circumstances your privacy is always violated and somehow compromised. What wise words from Shakespeare, “The lady doth protest too much, methinks”.


Silvershotz has had to complete these Privacy statements as international compliance. Simple really, I can vouch that you provide us your basic information so we can provide you with a service; and we do not sell or supply your information to a third party. Perhaps I have old fashioned values, if you know who you are dealing with and you trust that they have integrity, provide your basic information.


Submit your work for publication


Silvershotz has evolved over a period of 15 years as an internationally respected contemporary photography journal. In that time frame we have printed and distributed 470,000 journals in 1400 bookstores in 17 countries. With our new APP for the iPad and browsers we will potentially reach many more in the next 15 years. Few journals have become such an icon in so many countries.


Read our guidelines http://www.silvershotz.com/index.php?sc=sm   and submit work that may launch your career. The result is that we receive hundreds of submissions every month from most countries around the world. The selection process is based on technical excellence, a strong concept and a themed body of work that is consistent.


Best of both worlds- Digital and Print


Many of our loyal readers have lamented the loss of the printed journal. There is still something very special about print and many of you have requested we still do a printed edition. Silvershotz will produce a special Annual edition which will be a collector’s coffee table item you can purchase. Become involved in selecting the photographer’s who will feature in the Annual print edition.


On the top bar of each portfolio is a heart which represents a vote button. In each experience released, please vote for your favorite photographer by clicking on the heart icon.  At the end of 12 months we count the votes and the top ten photographers as voted by you will feature in the special printed Annual.



Online digital delivery allows Silvershotz to retain its reputation for quality images and present so many more images than print. By continuing our policy of no advertising you have just quality images to view – and they do look stunning on large computer screens. In addition we embed links to videos on our featured photographer’s creative processes. In the future who knows what interactive systems we can add on, so stay tuned for an exciting journey.


Silvershotz attends major world exhibitions


Meeting in person key decision makers in the photography industry can greatly help your career. Make sure you meet us at one of the major photography exhibitions in France, the UK or the USA. Drop in at the stand to say hello, or ask a few questions about submissions, provide us with your feedback and suggestions as how Silvershotz can improve your experience.


Join us at one of the next three major exhibitions:

Fotofever, Paris from November 14th to 16th 2014. http://www.fotofeverartfair.com/


Photo LA, Los Angeles from January 15th to 18th 2015.



The Photography Show, Birmingham, UK from March 21st to 24th 2015



See you there.


Enjoy and be inspired


Clive Waring-Flood


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