About Us

About us tells the story of Silvershotz which is a contemporary photography portfolio magazine showcasing the best photographic images from around the world. Curatorial selection is made by experienced editors to ensure international standards are achieved. Immerse yourself in beautiful images and be inspired by themed and conceptual portfolios, plus in-depth interviews, book reviews and videos. Members can access more than 6000 pages of content, 700 portfolios, 150 book reviews and hundreds of technical articles from film and darkroom through to digital and inkjet.

Silvershotz has established a name as the world’s market leader in making the transition from a printed magazine to an online, interactive, dynamic magazine experience for those passionate about photography.

Keep up to date with Silvershotz features on major photography awards such as the Sony Photography Awards, International Photography Awards, Lucie Awards, DotArt Awards, Color Awards, Black&White Spider Awards, Hasslebald Awards and National Geographic Awards. Stay informed about new Silvershotz content, products and services.

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Silvershotz History

Silvershotz was originally established in 1998 by David Bigwood in Australia. Known as the Black & White Enthusiast, the early photography newsletter provided articles and tips for those passionate about B&W film and darkroom.

The title was purchased by Clive Waring-Flood in 2002 and renamed Silvershotz in 2004. Design, printing and distribution was moved to Great Britain. Distribution increased to 12,000 every 8 weeks and sales soared as the journal could now be found in 1400 bookstores in 17 countries. The last printed edition was November 2014 after a total of 470,000 copies distributed in 10 years.

In 2015 the interactive photography magazine was launched as an app that can be downloaded from Apple or Google Play for Android and a special browser app for computers. The Apple and Android apps were discontinued in 2019, but the web browser app remains accessible to members.

Silvershotz Library available to members

Silvershotz published its last magazine on November 1st 2019 after 21 years of continuous production. The brave new world of Instagram and other social media platforms now dominate. The online Silvershotz library has remained accessible to active members.

Folio Reviews

Purchase a Platinum Lifetime plus folio review on the membership page. You will have lifetime access to the online library and receive a one hour folio review via zoom with the editor of Silvershotz.

Silvershotz 2025 Folio Book

Due to popular demand for a tactile and quality printed book, submissions are now being called for the 2025 folio book , which will be the seventh Silvershotz Folio book. . Go to the submissions page for guidelines on how to submit your folio.