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Hello! I’m photographer Peter Dench and I’ve curated a book, The Shot That Made Me - photographers share their career-defining image.

image ©Harry Borden
image ©Harry Borden

I asked over 200 photographers (246 in fact) to pinpoint the one single image that had the most impact on their career.

image ©Brent Stirton
image ©Brent Stirton

Some photographers knew exactly what it is and when their career-defining image was taken, other photographers attribute it more vaguely.

image ©Jane Hilton
image ©Jane Hilton

For some it came early in their development, or was an award winning image that significantly advanced their practice.

image ©Ed Kashi
image ©Ed Kashi

In partnership with acclaimed art book publisher, Schilt Publishing, we have selected 100 photographers and a 100 photographs with remarkable stories behind them.

image ©Chris Floyd (left) & ©Christian Weber
image ©Chris Floyd (left) & ©Christian Weber

The book has been designed by the outstanding Victor Levie.

image ©Arnhel de Serra (left) & ©Laura Pannack
image ©Arnhel de Serra (left) & ©Laura Pannack

The pictures and explanations in this quality book are as diverse as the work and nationalities of the photographers featured.

image ©Ilvy Njiokiktjien
image ©Ilvy Njiokiktjien

From women at war to men behind bars, nudist beaches to the cowboys of America, Chinese gymnasts to right wing groups, from fluffy animals to undressed celebrities.

image ©Peter Dench
image ©Peter Dench

The Shot That Made Me provides intimate, acute, engaging and heroically revealing insights into what propelled some of the worlds most renowned photographers to start, and continue making pictures.

image ©Alejandro Chaskielberg
image ©Alejandro Chaskielberg

"Books matter. They are our legacy and I’m going to need a LOT of you to help to get this one to press. Together, we can inspire generations. Thank you very much in advance for any support you can deliver." Peter Dench

ANNA FOX : BOHNCHANG KOO : BRIAN GRIFFIN : CHARLES FREGER : CHRIS STEELE-PERKINS : CHRISTIAN WEBER : DONALD WEBER : ELIN HOYLAND : ESPEN RASMUSSEN : GARY KNIGHT : GALI TIBBON : HARRIET LOGAN : JASON BELL : LAURA PANNACK : MACIEK NABRDALIK : MARY F CALVERT : MIMI MOLLICA : NANCY BOROWICK : ORI GERSHT : POULOMI BASU : ROB HORNSTRA : ROGER BALLEN : RON HAVIV : SARKER PROTICK : SIMON NORFOLK : SIMON ROBERTS : VERONIQUE DE VIDUERIE : YUMIKO UTSO : YAN GROSS : ZED NELSON AND 70 MORE EXCEPTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS....................................

Book Specifics - Format 22 x 24 cm - Portrait - Approx 216 pages - 200 pp. on 135 g/m2 Chromolux 700 (one-side coated paper), printed 4/1 (full colour/black) -  16 pp. on 140 g/m2 wood free Offset, printed 1/1 black - Printed endleaves (4/4) or Coloured endleaves 120 g/m2 - Hardback with glossy art book paper printed 4/0 (full colour) + lamination

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Risks and challenges

The risks are minimal. The photographs have been collected and the accompanying text completed. Schilt is a well-established publisher with a great reputation for producing top quality photobooks and proven distribution network. Due to unforeseen circumstances, some of the images, text or the choice of photographers may slightly change ...

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