The less heard, the less obvious.

Jonathan Tomlinson

Founder of Then There Was Us, Jonathan oversees all of the editorial content for Then There Was Us. He is an experienced and accomplished portrait photographer and graphic designer, and as Co-Director is one half of Public Source, overseeing all creative projects and editorial ideas across all platforms of Public Source. Contact him to discuss working with us, submission of any editorial or project ideas for the site and to share your work.



Jonathan Tomlinson


AND 2021 – Sign up here to submit

AND 2021 - Submissions now open - A celebration of emerging contemporary photographers from across the globe. Each year we strive to celebrate and support the outstanding work of those who are consistently creating unique…

Reggio Calabria: A City of Waste

With almost 180,000 inhabitants, Reggio Calabria, is the largest and the most populated city of Calabria, a region in southern Italy. In 2014, in an attempt to comply with Italian laws on waste disposal, was…

Spit Gold Onto An Empire

For the people of Myanmar, history is repeating itself once again. On the 1st of February 2021, the Myanmar military stormed the parliament building, taking control of the country in another military coup.

The Process – Raphael Gaultier

A social documentary photographer based in Seattle, Raphael Gaultier’s work is centred around cultural preservation and capturing the intimacies of daily life. His latest series, The Last Whispers of the Light, focuses on what home…

The Process – Matilde Viegas

A self-taught photographer based in Porto, Matilde Viegas’ work deals with themes of intimacy and connection, as well as personal history and identity. Viegas’ themes stem from personal experience documenting issues surrounding family, migration, relationships…

Daniel Kovalovszky: An Infernal Play

In 1945 in Hungary, Mátyás Rákosi the leader of the Hungarian Communist Party, following the Soviet example, introduced a new Stalinist dictatorship in which human rights were severely violated. He established the State Protection Security…

The Home & Migration Issue

Within this issue we begin our exploration of the definitions, meanings and circumstances of Home & Migration. We begin to unravel the sprawling and extensive concepts of home and in turn, the effects and consequences…