Don’t Take Pictures is a photography publication created by Kat Kiernan. Published twice per year, each issue features six outstanding contemporary photographers, as well as book reviews, interviews, and thought-provoking essays. This content is presented with a focus on high quality reproduction of photography and elegant print design.

Don’t Take Pictures Online compliments the print magazine with weekly columns, exhibition reviews, and art world news.  The title, Don’t Take Pictures, references the language of modern photography. Over the years, the term “taking pictures” has begun to be replaced with “making photographs.” The change signifies a distinction between the widespread use of cameras in the modern world and the more systematic, thoughtful process of creating photographic art. At Don’t Take Pictures, we strive to celebrate the creativity involved with the making of photographs.  

In addition to the magazine itself, Don't Take Pictures sells an exclusive edition run of an image by an artist featured in the magazine. Each photograph is hand-printed by the artist, signed, numbered in an edition no higher than five, and priced below $200. Because we believe in helping emerging artists build their careers, the full amount of the sale goes to the artist.