THE PICTORIAL LIST
The Pictorial List was launched in January 2020 as a free resource for people who have a passion for photography. Our global online magazine explores the beauty and complexity of all things photography. Dedicated to the inspirational and cultural significance of photography, it exists to tell personal stories from all around the world and to showcase photographers whose pictures convey the essence of a place, or who find the extraordinary in an ordinary place; photographers whose images tell a story.
Street or landscape, still-life or human life, experimental or realistic, colour or black and white...everything can be PICTORIAL. We are conscious that by viewing other artists' work we may become interested in new approaches and experimentation in our own photography. We have created an open-minded and supportive platform for sharing great work, connecting with others, and — we hope — inspiring you.
Pictorialists were the first ever photographers who presented the case to the art world for photography to be classified as art and, in doing so, they instigated a discussion about the artistic value of photography. They wanted to elevate photography to the same level of painting. Whether photography is an art, and where the lines between realistic photographs and manipulation are drawn, is a debate that continues today as more people become fascinated by photography and are uploading their photographs to social media platforms. We hold photography as an art form in high esteem, while also acknowledging that not all photography is by default art.
In The Pictorial Magazine we take a step beyond features. We provide in-depth pictorial stories and interviews with photographers. The people we interview are generous enough to give us their stories and their precious time to help us create this magazine. Whether you are interested in social issues, human interest stories, or special places...the stories and interviews in our magazine are diverse and there is sure to be something of interest there for you.