about topography

we are passionate about photojournalism. topography was created to use photography to visually map our world and share important stories as part of a publication that puts photography and photographers first. topography is a twice annual print magazine focused on sharing unpublished stories from photojournalists and documentary photographers worldwide.   

we think photographers should be fairly compensated for their work and so we pay for all of our content. it is free to submit to topography. 

our team

Laura Grace McClintock

founder and director of photography 

Laura is a photographer originally from Sydney, Australia. She is also the Editorial Director of Redux Pictures. She has worked closely with many publications over several years as a photographer, photo editor and rep. Photojournalism, in all its forms, is her passion and creating a beautiful, tangible publication where this work can be realized is her goal.


Philip Brian Tabuas 

photo editor

Phil is a New Jersey native with excellent taste. He is currently an assigning photo editor for Bloomberg News. He was a very early believer in this publication and has generously contributed his time, eye and patience over many months. 

Astral Studio

graphic designers

Ben Pagel and Justin Martinez of Astral Studio are the creative geniuses behind the look and feel of topography. They generously agreed to partner with Laura based on an idea and not much more and they made everything visually come to life. You should probably hire them.  


we also work with a range of regular contributors 

have something to share? get in touch! 



noun: topography

  1. the arrangement of the natural and artificial physical features of an area.

    • a detailed description or representation on a map of the natural and artificial features of an area.

    • the distribution of parts or features on the surface of or within an organ or organism.

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