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Foto8 new site launch PLUS 8 pays!

Just a quickie to announce two things:
1. Foto8.com has relaunched and i would love to hear your feedback. Lots of new ideas and ways to participate and all (tempting fate here) suggestions welcome.

2. Following the redesign of 8 Magazine and the new direction of Foto8 for this its 10th year anniversary I can announce that 8 Magazine will no longer be a non-paying magazine! To start we are seeing if we can sustain a £200 fee for published photo features in the magazine.

It is not what we feel the work is worth (would pay more if we could) but its a start. Lightstalkers members called for it and we heard. ((btw there are over 200 pages and 15 stories in the next issue coming out at end of March!! :))

Thanks for your comments.
Jon

http://www.foto8.com

by jon levy at 2008-03-01 22:19:50 UTC (ed. Mar 18 2008 ) london , United Kingdom | Bookmark | | Report spam→

I registered…

John

by [former member] | 01 Mar 2008 23:03 | Phnom Penh, Cambodia | | Report spam→
Looking forward to seeing the new issue Jon. I’ll have to drop by HOST at some point. The new 8 will take 2008 by storm I’m sure!

by Greg Funnell | 01 Mar 2008 23:03 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
I registered too, interesting news.

by Hernan Zenteno | 01 Mar 2008 23:03 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→
I have also registered….

Jon:

As a long time admirer (and supporter of Foto8) and as (I hope) a temporary thorn-in-the-side for you during the Private thread about non-paying mags, I want to congratulate and thank you for the new changes. As always, Foto8 has been one of the beacons in the industry and, as a photographer, I can assure you that it has, for most of us, been an inspiration. I love the new site, love Véronique Besnard’s essay (love the accompanying detail of her explanation/voice) and I am thrilled to see Vanessa’s essay coming up in April.

the fact that you are paying photographers now is a bold and I am happy to say honorable act. As I argued during that Private discussion, often times it’s not the “amount” so much as the acknowledgment of the importance of payment.

Congratulations again on the anniversary, the update and I look forward to buying foto8 again (not just browsing hungrily in the store)…

great on you, Jon! From one photographer to a publisher, let me just iterate in public:

Thank you for your thoughtfulness and courage at a time with the very act of paying for good photo stories is contrarian. I am thrilled :)))

cheers
bob

p.s. again: GREAT FOR THE VANESSA STORY and I LOVED THE INTERVIEW WITH TIM HARRINGTON! :))

GREAT WEB SITE!

by [former member] | 02 Mar 2008 00:03 (ed. Mar 2 2008) | toronto, Canada | | Report spam→
Hi
Good work at the web.Even seems too long the down scrolling.
I am looking forward to buy the paper edition.
keep up the effort.
N

by [former member] | 02 Mar 2008 07:03 | Athens, Greece | | Report spam→
I’m in as well…

Looking forward for the new issue…

Cheers,

Armando

by Armando Ribeiro | 02 Mar 2008 11:03 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Wonderful news! Just registered. Site looks great and it seems to work fine in China, too. Perhaps it’d be good to change the color of the “register” and “login” text on the buttons, though…shows up as pink to me, and makes it look like the button is grayed out and unusable.

Again, great to hear that you’re able to pay. Bob’s right that it’s a symbolic act that means a ton. Just got done with some negotiations on a piece with a music magazine; everything came to a halt when it came to light that they weren’t planning on paying a dime. I brought up foto8 as one of the 3 magazines worth publication without compensation; that you’re now able to pay even a token amount is a fantastic message to deadbeat publications unwilling to compensate contributors.

Can’t wait to see where this all heads. Keep it up!

by M. Scott Brauer | 02 Mar 2008 11:03 | Nanjing, China | | Report spam→
Congratulations Jon. Looks good.

by John Perkins | 03 Mar 2008 15:03 | Cairo, Egypt | | Report spam→
congratulations, it’s good to see good material getting exposure like this. i hope that 8 keeps this thing going as it’s a good thing for us all!

by John Robinson | 04 Mar 2008 13:03 | pietermaritzburg, South Africa | | Report spam→
very exciting. long been a fan. you’ve always shown incredible
work. congratulations.

by julia s. ferdinand | 14 Mar 2008 02:03 | chiang mai, Thailand | | Report spam→
great stuff. just registered. a long time subscriber.

cheers

petr

by Petr Antonov | 15 Mar 2008 15:03 | Moscow, Russia | | Report spam→
registered and confirmed. Well done! This is just great and i wish foto8 mucho exito in the future.

btw, loved the stories up on the board, particularly Campo Adentro. Excellent choice. Nice to see a magazine publishing such work.

by Jon Anderson | 15 Mar 2008 16:03 (ed. Mar 15 2008) | Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic | | Report spam→

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Participants

jon levy, jon levy
London , United Kingdom
Greg Funnell, Photographer Greg Funnell
Photographer
London , United Kingdom
Hernan Zenteno, Photographer Hernan Zenteno
Photographer
Buenos Aires , Argentina ( EZE )
Armando Ribeiro, Freelance Photographer Armando Ribeiro
Freelance Photographer
London , United Kingdom ( GTW )
M. Scott Brauer, Photographer M. Scott Brauer
Photographer
Boston, Massachusetts , United States ( BOS )
John Perkins, Photographer John Perkins
Photographer
Cairo , Egypt ( CAI )
John Robinson, Photographer John Robinson
Photographer
(works with light)
Pigeon Club , South Africa
julia s. ferdinand, photographer julia s. ferdinand
photographer
Chiang Mai , Thailand ( CNX )
Petr Antonov, photographer//oil trash Petr Antonov
photographer//oil trash
(photographer // oilfield trash)
Moscow , Russia
Jon Anderson, Photographer & Writer Jon Anderson
Photographer & Writer
Ocala Florida , United States


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