Dispatches is offering two signed fine art print by each of our contributing photographers as a way of thanking our current subscribers and encouraging those who have been thinking about subscribing to sign up. The first prints are by Antonin Kratochvil from his essay “In God’s Country” commissioned for the debut issue of dispatches: In America.
Those subscribers who refer others to subscribe will be eligible to win the second print — for every person you refer who signs up, you get another chance to win. If 5 friends sign up, you get 5 chances to win.
As you may already know, Dispatches has made a big commitment to photography. Every issue we commission a photographer to produce an essay on one subject, typically the assignment is month long and the essay runs to upto 120 pages – yes, 120 pages. In some cases as with Yuri Kozyrev in our second issue Beyond Iraq or the curation of historical Russian photography in the last issue On Russia we buy an entire body of work that hasn’t been seen before. In addition, we’ve sponsored Lightstalkers and the Foundry Photo Workshop and other non profit enterprises connected to photography.
The photography community has been clamouring for years for a publication like Dispatches that remunerates photographers fairly for their work and treats photographers as authors, people with a point of view. The response from the photo community has been pretty good, as we expected our colleagues have responded well but translating that to subscriptions is never easy so we ask you all to give us a hand and drive up subscriptions.
We are working incredibly hard in order to prove that print periodicals are viable, that people do want to read them, own them, enjoy them.
Here’s the link to subscribe: www.rethink-dispatches.com/subscribe.
2009-04-24 18:44:07 UTC