"The art world feels threatened by good photojournalism and feels the need to rubbish and then subsume it into the gallery circuit to control it, like a dangerous wild animal. I have an explanation for this …"
Writing in Vol.2, No.3 of EI8HT magazine, former Independent and Observer magazine picture editor Colin Jacobson sets the record straight when it comes to the appropriation of photojournalism by the art world for purely celebrity and commercial ends. Read more of Jacobson’s scathing critique in the current issue published on 10 November 2003.
In this issue we feature more photo stories, book reviews and exhibition listings than ever before including: previously unseen images of Muhammad Ali preparing for the epic Rumble in the Jungle fight, by Bill Peronneau; a photo reportage of the missing persons’ case in Mourmelon that shocked France, by Jean-Baptiste Duchenne; and an exposé of gangland Naples by multi-award winner, Francesco Cito.
We are pleased to announce that EI8HT is now on sale at Borders bookshops across the UK, priced £8, and from additional newsagents and specialist bookshops in the UK and Europe. Visit www.foto8.com to find out more about ei8ht, the stories in this issue and its award winning sister web site, foto8.com.
Editor’s notes: we invite reviews of the magazine and are happy to accommodate requests for feature content. In the first instance, contact editor Jon Levy, as below.
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