In Print 2007
Photography has an intimate relationship with the magazine page that has rarely been investigated and certainly never been recorded as a history. The magazine page, both on and off the screen is a fleeting thing, around for a day, a week or a month (at most) it has to grab its viewer in a very different way than say the wall of a gallery or the pages of a book. Alfred Steiglitz’s magazine Camerawork was the first of its kind to foreground selected ‘art based photography’, London Illustrated News magazine was the first to tell documentary stories using photographs and texts. Today the number of magazines available is extraordinary in spite of the impact that the internet has had on the print media. So how can we begin to identify the interesting things that photography has done within the context of the magazine?
A study day held on Tuesday 12th June 2007 at University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham