It’s 2017 and Instagram is now 600 million users strong, that’s a lot of new images/videos and stories each day. An effervescent but non curated activity.
Beside all the personal accounts and brands, there’s a few magazines. Some of them revolve around the third art: photography. Let’s get a deeper look…
Paper journal is an online magazine based in London with contributors from all over the world. It creates a series of independent exhibitions, printed publications, talks and events. It is updated weekly with interviews, features, studio visits and photobook reviews and aim to bring the best of contemporary visual arts.
Archive collective is an online magazine, a printed publication and a platform that promotes the talents of a global creative community. It is heavily photography based and everything is curated with a very high attention to details and aesthetics. Definitely a must of this list.
Online gallery (on Instagram and via their exclusive newsletter) and books; mini monographs of artists or books + prints. Subjectively objective has a particular focus on contemporary landscape and conceptual photography.
Fujifeed is an online magazine publishing the work of both emerging and established photographers around the world. Daily on Instagram and weekly through articles and interviews. Fujifeed publish photographers working with the Fujifilm cameras system.
YET is a triannual photography publication which showcases editorials and photographic series from artists worldwide. They publish both emerging and well-known photographers, taking into account the quality of the submitted project.
Launched in 2012, of the afternoon started out as a one-off printed publication then expanded as a bi-annual print magazine distributed in 21 countries. Their aim is to share the very best of photography, art and visual culture in an accessible way.
Started in 2009 by Laurence Von Thomas, this photography blog has gone from strength to strenght. They’re simply one of the most visually appealing curated stream of contemporary photographers around the web. If you have to follow only one zine, this is the one.
Feature shoot showcases the work of international emerging and established photographers. With contributing writers from all over the world, they feature contemporary work in all genres of photography. From documentary to landscape.
GUP (Guide to Unique Photography) exist since 2005. It is an international authoritative publication on photography, connecting its communities with the sharpest conceptual photography, the latest photo books, and compelling writings. It is published four times a year via premium printed issues.
Aint–Bad publish new photographic art through printed periodicals, monographs and exhibitions. Founded in Savannah, Georgia in 2011, the collective reveals an ever-more urgent, critical conversation about the human condition by way of thought provoking imagery.
Set up originally as a pop-up gallery, Open Doors (OD) looked to encourage community cohesion and a sense of local pride through a program of open submission exhibitions. Different artists take over their Instagram account to post their work. On the Open Doors website you can buy limited edition fine art prints from previously featured photographers.
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