Photo Zine Inspirations For Contemporary Lens-Based Artist
by Maria Romero, January 23, 2019 5:15pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
When people can easily take and browse millions of photos in a snap, what’s the point of printing photographs? In this digital age, ink and paper may seem irrelevant but printed matters amplify stories in a more liberal way.
We all have different narratives to tell and the need to share it regardless of medium. Writers depict it through poems and prose, but lens-based artists portray it through photographs. They use their camera to capture moments and stories words sometimes can’t convey. And seeing stories and photographs in print undeniably brings a great sense of fulfillment.
So, whether a photographer by profession or by heart, your stash of photos should no longer stay in your desktop folders—or remain as ‘soft copies.’ Why not make your publishing dream come true through photo zines? And if what you’re looking for are inspirations, search no more because you’re in the right corner of the internet! We’ve curated a list of photo zines available at Studio Soup Library to keep your creative fire burning.
Me | You | Us
By Alyssa Africa
5.5" x 8.25" | 24 pages
mag-hapon , maghapon
By Con Cabrera
4" x 6" | 16 pages
By Electrolychee Studio
6" x 8.25" | 16 pages
By Edgar Allan Alberto
5.5" x 9" | 20 pages
Like Walking Out A Door, and Discovering It was a Window
By Teo Esguerra
6" x 6" | 40 pages
By Joy Celine Asto
4" x 5.5" | 24 Pages
Photo zines have made an impact in the world of photography. It gives artists the freedom to publish their works with an experimental urgency that traditional publishing lacks. It also helps them continue creating art to keep their current proactive photographic practice alive. And seeing like-minded community of creative people dedicate their works to save print’s final fate make the fight a little less taxing.
May we all strive to win the “Long Live Print” revolution!