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Erik Vroons (1976, The Netherlands) is a freelance writer/critic in the field of photography. After graduating in Photographic Studies (University Leiden, MA 2009) he concerned himself with the development of (documentary) projects, and with creative authorship. Besides a consultant and a teacher (workshops), he is currently contributing to GUP Magazine as an author (Editor-at-large). Previously, […]

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Kira Pollack is the Director of Photography and Visual Enterprise at TIME. In October 2011, she was named the photo editor of the year at the Lucie Awards. Since Pollack joined TIME in October 2009, the brand’s photography has been recognized with many prestigious awards including the World Press photo of the Year, and the […]

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Hodophylax: The Guardian of the Path Long ago, wolves once roamed the length of the Japanese archipelago, which is largely mountainous and forested. While mountain dwellers feared the wolves, as they occasionally attacked people and horses, they were also grateful for the natural predators of wild boar and deer―animals that damaged their crops. They eventually […]

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