Lion's Eye Photography & Publishing, LLC A Photography and Independent Arts and Humanities Publishing Company
Our mission is to to provide a space for photographers and writers with a unique voice or underrepresented aesthetic to share their personal stories and showcase their art.
In 2015 Lion's Eye Photography collaborated with Keyohm Music to publish Poetic Lenz - A Storyteller's Magazine for Photographers and Writers, Volume 1 ©2015.
In 2017 we became Lion's Eye Photography & Publishing, LLC. Around the same time, Poetic Lenz received a makeover. The "magazine" became a succinct anthology of poetry, photo essays and short stories – now called, Poetic-Lenz - A Storyteller's Bi-Annual for Photographers and Writers. Edited by a team of professional photographers, writers, and editors, Poetic Lenz will continue to feature established and emerging photographers and writers from around the world who will enlighten as well as entertain. A Facebook page has been created to blog and provide periodic updates in between biannual prints. (Print is not dead! But we print responsibly.)
A special second edition was released in the spring (available under "Books / Poetic Lenz, volume 1.2"). Poetic Lenz Volume 1.2 features works from acclaimed photojournalist, Rex Atienza and emerging photographer, Holly Tomlin.
Poetic Lenz - A Storyteller's Bi-Annual for Photographers and Writers, Volume 2 is currently underway with all new stories and photos from our staff, collaborators, and new photographers. In volume 2 we will explore the world of "Art and Dance" as distinct forms of expression and share stories about where the two forms intersect. To that end, we feature the Washington DC-based dance company, Step Afrika! in "Documenting Step Afrika!" and their signature performance, "Migration - Reflections on Jacob Lawrence" by Holly Tomlin Photography.
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Some photos are available for licensing. Contact us for additional information.
**Fiction by Rachelle Lion coming soon**
The conflict that wages inside is masked by an exceptional intelligence hidden beneath and behind an unruly curly, red mane and piercing green eyes. These unique cultural features are just as out of place as the desires that propelled her to traverse the globe to document the lives of hardworking women and children negotiating the ravages of poverty and war. But when her professional and personal life collide she is forced to confront the unimagined violence of a past shaped by her parents’ addictions. She finds some solace reliving experiences from Kinshasa, her father’s letters from prison, the safety net of her four brothers, and an uncle who stepped in to care for her after surviving the neglect and abuse of her mother. Not surprisingly, she struggles to find the strength to relinquish an abrasive, unconventional nature and surrender to a sanctuary in a hostile world morbidly obsessed with beauty, race, culture and status. This story is a fictional account of a young woman who stands at the intersection of anger, resentment, curiosity, and a longing to be cherished as she finds her peace in life...
**Stock photos coming soon**