Recommended Paper Photo Magazines

Afterimage
Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism is a journal of media arts focusing on coverage of modern photography, artists’ books, independent film and video production, and other forms of time-based media offered from an international perspective. Afterimage provides fresh critical insights that advance understanding of the media arts and how they affect wider artistic practices as well as contemporary cultural and social experience. Afterimage exists in a niche between the mainstream art press and academic journals, providing content that is both scholarly and accessible and is of interest to a wide range of readers including artists, curators, academics, researchers, students and the general arts reader.
We strive to address current issues in the international media arts world in our bimonthly print edition, elements that are reflected by and complemented on our vibrant web site. With each issue we print reports on conferences, symposia, festivals, and other events around the world; essays and feature articles on artists and issues in the field; interviews with artists, curators and thinkers involved in the media arts; and reviews of exhibitions, films, videos, books, and educational materials.

6 issues/year
Aint Bad Magazine
Aint-Bad Magazine is a quarterly publication that promotes new photographic art. We support a progressive community of artists from around the world in a printed publication and web-based forum. Our aim is to engage a discussion about contemporary culture and human nature through thought provoking imagery.
Aint-Bad Magazine was founded in 2011 by Carson Sanders, Taylor Curry, Caitie Moore and James Jackman. Each issue is central to a specific theme, unique to each subsequent edition. Its mission is to expose the work of exceptional photographers whose work touches on fundamental concepts of contemporary culture and human existence. We intend to stimulate the collection and appreciation of photography by making a publication that is accessible and affordable. Aint-Bad Magazine is devoted to supporting the future of printed publications and the strength of the photographic communities.
American Photo
American Photo is the essential magazine for everyone who is passionately interested in the art, craft and culture of photography at its highest level. Each issue provides a showcase of inspiring imagery, tells the stories behind the photographs, and identifies the trends, people, themes and tools that photography enthusiasts must know about now.

6 issues/year
Aperture
Created in 1952 by photographers and writers as “common ground for the advancement of photography,” Aperture today is a multiplatform publisher and center for the photo community. From our base in New York, we produce, publish, and present a program of photography projects, locally and internationally.

Four issues each year of Aperture magazine, the flagship of our commitment to the most inspiring photography and writing on photography
Art in America
Every month Art in America, the world's premiere art magazine, presents in-depth coverage of the global, and often controversial, art scene. Each issue presents articles about respected and rising talents, and sophisticated photography of current exhibits. An annual subscription of Art in America also includes the highly coveted Annual Guide to Museums, Galleries & Artists. The guide is published each August and is considered to be the most valuable resource available for any person affiliated with or enticed by the arts.

12 issues/year
Art Papers
Informed, inquisitive, and accessible, ART PAPERS is the essential, independent guide to contemporary art.

6 issues/year
ARTisSpectrum
Established in 1996 and published biannually by Agora Gallery, ARTisSpectrum Magazine provides accessible contemporary art by internationally talented emerging and mid-level artists. This is one of the most exciting art publications offering the global art community a refreshing artistic perspective of the most innovative artwork on the art market today. The writing - by some of the most gifted young writers of our time - include reviews, critiques and articles on a wide range of media while encouraging aesthetic dialogue across the cultural divide. ARTisSpectrum is a unique art publication that was founded for artists, born of the need for artistic expression, as well as providing a significant promotional venue to the international art community of living artists. Based in Chelsea, New York City, in the center of the global art scene, this definitive art magazine is an international art source which provides; artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations, and art enthusiasts, a fresh look at new talent who wish to gain recognition on the international art stage. Featured articles, reviews, interviews and full colored reproductions are imaginative, informative, incisive, and address the current trends of cutting-edge paintings, sculpture, photography and digital art by artists whose vision of the world includes being in touch with the world.
Black & White
For collectors of fine photography. Black & White is the ultimate resource for connoisseurs and collectors of black and white fine-art photography. Black & White was welcomed by the photographic community from its first issue and its circulation has expanded around the world. While black and white photography is often thought of as a medium of the past, recent years have drawn more enthusiasts into its community, with many participants using digital-format cameras to create black and white images. We believe that the popularity of Black & White has been a factor in the accelerated growth of this medium and will continue to be a major factor in its continued popularity.

6 issues/year
Black + White Photography
Black+White Photography strikes a balance between inspiration and information, traditional and digital for the monochrome photographer. Each issue features stunning images from some of the finest names in black & white; regular features include guidance on printing technique, equipment tests and reportage, with plenty of opportunity for readers to see their own work in print. Subscribers also get special collectable covers (without text)!

Country: United Kingdom
12 issues/year
Blind Spot
Blind Spot is a semi-annual art journal that publishes unseen work by living photographers. In Blind Spot, images are given primacy and published collaboratively rather than curatorially, unaccompanied by introductory, biographical or explanatory text. Blind Spot is not about photography, our content is photography. Blind Spot bridges the gap between emerging and established artists, and creates a new context where each can benefit from the company of the other. By publishing accomplished artists on an intimate scale, we strive to enrich and provide direction to our culture. Since its launch in 1993, Blind Spot has featured over 300 living photographers including Uta Barth, Gregory Crewdson, Tim Davis, Rineke Dijkstra, Adam Fuss, and Vik Muniz, many of whom have gained critical and audience acclaim through their exposure in the magazine.

2 issues/year
Blink Magazine
BLINK is a independent and non-profit, distinctive photography magazine features fresh work by contemporary artists, published monthly. but it is not just a magazine. it is monthly artist book project. the magazine serves as exhibition space that embraces every aspect of photography. We send the magazine to Galleries in US, Europe, Japan, China, Aus. BLINK support artists whom BLINK loves and the magazine works such as their showcase or portfolio, small exhibition space. BLINK will not stop to promotes artists we support forever.

12 issues/year
British Journal of Photography
Established in 1854, British Journal of Photography is the world's longest-running photography magazine. Published weekly from 1864, on 3rd March 2010 British Journal of Photography relaunched with a sleek new look and an injection of new editorial sections, returning to its original monthly roots. The new design plays to the strengths of print with premium-quality paper and improved reproduction techniques. More primacy is given to photographs as well as in-depth articles, with the focus shifting from news-driven content to the creative impetus of professional photography. Each issue features profiles of emerging talent alongside star names, a picture-led Portfolio section, business analysis and detailed technology reviews.

Country: United Kingdom
12 issues/Year
Communication Arts
Communication Arts magazine is the leading trade journal for visual communications. It's the largest creative magazine in the world and showcases the top work in graphic design, advertising, illustration, photography, interactive design and typography. Since 1959, more graphic designers, art directors, creative directors, commercial photographers and illustrators have turned to Communication Arts for ideas and inspiration than to any other creative publication. What makes Communication Arts so special? Our unique combination of respected juried Annuals, in-depth profiles and numerous informative columns printed with the highest standard of quality makes Communication Arts the premier publication to cover all aspects of visual communications.

6 issues/year
Contact Sheet
Over the past three decades Light Work's publications have featured the most creative, innovative, and talked-about artists of our time. Contact Sheet is one of the longest-running art photography publications in the world. Past issues have included work by James Casebere, Cindy Sherman, Andres Serrano, Zeke Berman, Carrie Mae Weems, and many other well-known artists in the early stages of their careers. Our publications are collected by libraries and museums throughout the world.

The five yearly issues of Contact Sheet include four elegant monographs by artists featured in major exhibitions at the Light Work Main Gallery in the Robert B. Menschel Media Center at Syracuse University. A one-year subscription also includes the Light Work Annual, a special eighty-page issue that includes new work by artists invited to participate in Light Work's award-winning Artist-in-Residence Program. Every issue of Contact Sheet includes informative essays about the artists’ work and is produced using the most advanced four-color and duotone printing technology.

5 issues/year
Daylight
Daylight is a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing art and photography via our book, magazine, and multimedia programs. By exploring the documentary mode along with the more conceptual concerns of fine-art, Daylight’s uniquely collectible publications work to revitalize the relationship between art, photography, and the world-at-larg
Diffusion
A magazine dedicated to unconventional photographic processes and photo related artwork.

1 issue/year
Digital Photo
Shows you how to enjoy the exciting and affordable new world of computers and photography. Every issue features step-by-step instructions, evaluations of the latest equipment, tips from the pros, and more! Make your computer your own one-hour photo lab- it's easy and fun!

7 issues/year
Digital Photo Pro
Digital Photo Pro Magazine is the professional's guide to the latest DSLRs, digital photo technology, and professional photo technique.

7 issues/year
Digital SLR Photography
Digital SLR Photography addresses the needs of today's photographer in a lively, informative and stylish format. Dedicated to digital SLR photographers of all abilities, from beginner through enthusiast to professional it will inform and entertain you through a unique blend of technique articles, inspirational images, news and authoritative reviews. Covering topics such as landscapes, portraits and close up photography, this magazine provides a focused and comprehensive read guaranteed to help you get the most out of your photography.

Country : United Kingdom
12 issues/year
Don
Don’t Take Pictures is a semi-annual print, online, and tablet-ready publication. The title, Don’t Take Pictures, references the language of modern photography. Over the years, the term “taking pictures” has begun to be replaced with “making photographs.” The change signifies a distinction between the widespread use of cameras in the modern world and the more systematic, thoughtful process of creating photographic art. At Don’t Take Pictures, we strive to celebrate the creativity involved with the making of photographs. Our online version publishes new content weekly.

2 issues/year
Eyemazing
A unique moving gallery dedicated to international contemporary photography A 196-pages, high quality, large-format quarterly publication, and Winner of the prestigious international Lucie Award for Best photography magazine. EYEMAZING high production values and unique approach make the publication more than simply a magazine: it is a Gallery-on-paper, and a highly collectible cutting-edge photography bookazine. EYEMAZING readers include collectors, critics, curators, artists, and leading art and photography professionals.
Frieze
Frieze magazine was set up in 1991 and is the leading magazine of contemporary art and culture. frieze includes essays, reviews and columns by today’s most forward-thinking writers, artists and curators.

Country: United Kingdom
8 issues/year
GUP
Since 2005, GUP Magazine is an active player in the field of international (art-)photography, spreading its love and inspiration for photography in general and art-photography in specific. We started exclusively as a print publication but then expanded our community to include this web site, as well as social community sites like Facebook and Twitter. Through these socially-minded, daily updates, we’re able to keep our readership even better informed about everything concerning the photographic scope. We’re currently consulted by over 100 nationalities worldwide on a daily basis, and growing!

Country: Netherlands
4 issues/year
Incandescent
Incandescent is a bi-annual international zine focused on color film photography. It is curated and produced in Portland, Oregon by Pine Island Press. Founded in 2011 by film devotees, the publication celebrates the quality and nuances of color film. Incandescent is dedicated to showcasing emerging photographers and to providing artists an opportunity to share their work free of charge.
Lens Work
LensWork is our 96-page, award-winning, bimonthly, anthology-style periodical which focuses on photography and the creative process. Each issue includes 3-4 portfolios, usually an interview with one of the photographers, often an article by a guest contributor, and an Editor's Comments.

6 issues/year
News Photographer
News Photographer magazine supports the efforts of the National Press Photographers Association in its role as the voice of the photojournalist by communicating news, identifying trends, delineating issues, and providing information, and recognizing the work of photojournalists. The columns and articles that appear in the monthly magazine are often cited as "the authority" on topics ranging from law and ethics to technology.
A subscription to the magazine is a benefit of NPPA membership, but non-members can also order a subscription online or download the order form.

10 issues/year
Nikon World
Get an in-depth view of the world of photography with inspirational and educational articles from professionals of every genre, tips and techniques, shots from up-and-comers, gear reviews and more. Published quarterly (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter), Nikon World is the perfect accessory to your Nikon gear.

4 issues/year
Normal Magazine
Normal is a quarterly magazine devoted to art photography, especially nudes. Half art book and half magazine, Normal introduces readers to the intimate work of the greatest contemporary photographers as well as emerging talents, through 260 pages of interviews, portfolios and exclusive series combining art, nudes and fashion. Normal began as a dream. Meetings with passionate people and a desire to create gave that dream substance. We imagined a magazine that would combine aesthetics, art, photography, fashion and text, all related to the theme of the nude. Then the word was made flesh. We opened a publishing house with the name Incarnatio. Normal was launched just over a year ago by artistic director Guillaume Rogez and myself, Philippe Guédon, as editor. Over the years, we have built special relationships with some of the most talented names in the photography of tomorrow.
Nueva Luz Photographic Journal
Nueva Luz is a unique tri-annual photographic journal, featuring work by contemporary fine art and documentary photographers of African, Asian, Latino, and Native American heritage.
It has been awarded two 2011 and 2009 Ippie Awards for Best Photographic Essay, and is a finalist for the Lucie Awards' PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR from 2007-2009. Nueva Luz includes beautifully reproduced portfolios by remarkable photographers, with essays by leading photography curators, critics and authors from around the world.
NYPH Journal
NYPH Journal is a portal into the vast visual landscape that is contemporary photography. The journal focuses on the remarkable talents of photographers included in the The New York Photo Awards and features those artists alongside commissioned essays and articles from taste-makers in contemporary fine art and documentary photography, photobooks, and beyond.
Outdoor Photographer
Outdoor Photographer is the premier magazine about outdoor photography. Our photography technique articles are geared to helping you capture the best wildlife, travel and outdoor sports photography. Review photography tips and keep up with digital photography as applied to nature photography; stay current with the latest in photography equipment. You can also explore our readers' favorite places that offer the best in photography locations.

11 issues/year
PDN - Photo Disctrict News
Photo District News (PDN), the award-winning monthly magazine for the professional photographer, has been covering the professional photographic industry for over two decades. Every month, PDN delivers unbiased news and analysis, interviews, and portfolios of the latest photographic work. PDN delivers the information photographers need to survive in a competitive business - from marketing and business advice to legal issues, photographic techniques, new technologies, and more.

12 issues/year
Photo Technique
When DARKROOM TECHNIQUES was introduced to photography enthusiasts in 1979, film was in its heyday. Everyone owned the newest SLR camera and lenses and used black and white and color films. A large percentage of serious photographers had their own darkrooms and made their own prints too. College photography departments overflowed. In 1984, the magazine changed its name to DARKROOM & CREATIVE CAMERA TECHNIQUES, clarifying the importance of capturing latent images on film before printing them in the darkroom.

In 1996, the magazine morphed into PHOTO Techniques, exposing the infancy of digital imaging while holding onto the tradition of darkroom, film and chemicals. Finally, in 2010, photo technique Magazine again changed its name and brought its advanced hobbyist and semi-pro readers a mix of technology, showing how to achieve professional results while navigating the sometimes-difficult digital learning curve. It also showcased the work of photographers in a portfolio format.

6 issues/year
photograph
In print and online, photograph has everything for the photo collector and enthusiast. The print version is published bi-monthly and has exhibition listings, columns, reviews, a calendar of events and illustrated advertising from galleries, museums, art fairs, auction houses and artists.

6 issues/year
Photographer
Established in 1977, Photographer's Forum magazine is an award-winning quarterly publication dedicated to quality reproduction of photography in the United States and Canada. Each issue strives to facilitate communication and publication experience among emerging professionals.

4 issues/year
Photoworks
Beautifully produced twice yearly in May and October, Photoworks has established its reputation by leading the debate surrounding all photographic genres and offering new perspectives on photographic history.

Country: United Kingdom
2 issues/year
Popular Photography
Popular Photography is the world's largest photography magazine and the leading technical authority, buyers guide and how-to resource for the photo enthusiast.

Each issue of Pop Photo will bring you:
Unmatched photography expertise on everything from using flash to going digital
A wide range of creative techniques for shooting, processing and lighting
Exclusive camera and lens tests, reviews and more!
Professional Photographer
For more than 100 years, Professional Photographer, the official magazine of Professional Photographers of America, has helped readers advance careers in the photographic industry. Each issue contains practical yet cutting-edge lessons in the artistic, business, and technological aspects of professional photography. No other magazine offers a more influential presentation of the people, trends, products, and photographs changing and defining the portrait, wedding and commercial photography landscape.

12 issues/year
Réponses Photo (In French)
Réponse Photo has been my bedside magazine for the past 20 years (maybe more...). It cannot be purchased directly in the newsstands in the USA but it can be shipped to your house.
All about photo Editor

12 issues/year
SHOTS
SHOTS Magazine is an independent, reader-supported, quarterly journal of fine art photography in its 26th year of publication. SHOTS is known for its democratic presentation of work by a variety of photographers from around the world. Often described as a “photographer’s photography magazine”, SHOTS reaches a wide, international audience that includes not only photographers, but also educators, gallery directors, museums and others interested in photography.

If you are someone who enjoys photography, or if you have some work you would like to share, SHOTS may be for you.
Shutterbug
SHUTTERBUG is the leading photo and imaging magazine for advanced amateur and professional photographers, and all who relate to their photography as a meaningful part of their lives. Inside every monthly issue you'll get lighting pointers, pro studio tips, test reports, equipment reviews... and much more! Written by photographers, for photographers, Shutterbug is dedicated to helping photographers enhance their creative potential.

12 issues/year
The Photo Review
The Photo Review publishes a printed quarterly journal and an electronic newsletter that is sent by email to subscribers 8 times a year.

The Photo Review is a highly acclaimed critical journal of national scope and international readership. Publishing since 1976, the Photo Review covers photography events throughout the country and serves as a central resource for the Mid-Atlantic region. With incisive reviews, exciting portfolios, lively interviews, the latest in books and exhibitions, The Photo Review quarterly journal has earned a reputation as one of the best serious photography publications being produced today.

4 issues/year
View Camera
VIEWCAMERA® is a bi-monthly publication that began in 1988, and is specifically aimed toward the large format photographer. Each issue provides in-depth interviews with portfolios by respected photographers, new and used equipment reviews, workshop listings, and articles providing technical information for the large format photographer that cannot be found in any other publication. In addition, we have many regular features in each issue including Product Review, Working With a Master, and The Black-and-White Corner.

6 issues/year
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