Shanghaiist first noticed Shanghai Photography (上海摄影) magazine when it first came out sometime in 2004. Since then, we’ve browsed each new monthly issue whenever we trawl the local bookstores. This month’s issue features much of the same combination of local and international photography that makes the magazine unique. Unlike national photography magazines such as China Photography or Popular Photography which have too many pictures of Tibetan children and herons in flight, Shanghai Photography has a bit more of that gritty, urban stuff you hipsters love — high contrast, moody black and white as well as blurry, neon-bled color shots, arty shots of construction sites, etc. While the color reproduction quality isn’t always that great, the strength of the magazine, as mentioned above, is the diversity of photographic styles contained within its pages. Camera wonks looking for technical stuff like camera reviews, and “image quality” dissections would probably do good to consult other magazines. Shanghai Photography also accepts submissions. You can get it at local bookstores (we got ours at the Shaanxi subway station Jifeng [季风] bookstore) for 15 yuan.