|Written by Leo|
|12 Oct 2007|
Published quarterly, foto8.com was a place for working photojournalists to share their work, especially projects. As other magazines closed to go to the web, foto8 went in the other direction, and began publishing in print form with a broader scope that has come to include a range of photography that not everyone will think of as photojournalism, a lot more writing, and increasingly sophisticated design.
Andrew Lichtenstein's story on Prison Tattoos in Texas, on three pages with a nice piece of text Les Stone's project on Cambodian landmine victims, nine pictures on three pages Editor Jon Levy's ten pictures from the Church of St. Lazarus in Cuba Porter Gifford on open heart surgery over four pages Featured artist Nader Ebrahimi... ... and a sheep market in Wales! (Jon again) It's very different than the current magazine: the photography is almost all very straight and there's not a lot of text. Everyone seems to be from Brooklyn, or at least from NY. And it wasn't a consumer magazine; even the early volumes of the print mag were directed towards the trade. But it started out of an interest, a desire, and an opportunity, and now, almost ten years later, new interest, desires, and opportunities make way for new kinds of publishing. Anyways, it's all there in the archives.