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Paper Journal 01 in the front window at Magma, Covent Garden, London.
Paper Journal 01 in the front window at Magma, Covent Garden, London.

Not-for-profit photography magazine Paper Journal showcases photography in an exciting and engaging way; it combines critical yet accessible writing with the work of some of the worlds best emerging and established talents. It is essential reading for anyone interested in photography.

With over 720 portfolio features, essays, interviews, studio-visits, photobook reviews and editorials published since 2013, our editorial vision attracts the finest writers in photography and fashion who present insightful and thought-provoking articles. Notable contributing writers include Kim Beil, Lauren Cochrane, Sunil Shah, Adam Bell, Brad Feuerhelm, Eugenie Shinkle, Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, and more. Please visit our contributors page to view our full list.

Our first print issue was nominated for a 2018 Lucie Award in the Photography Magazine of the Year category. This print edition is also part of the permanent collection at a number of libraries and cultural institutions around the world.

Paper Journal showcases the very best in contemporary photography

Our small yet dedicated team donate their time voluntarily; Paper Journal is a labour of love! We are reaching out to our community to donate to our on-going fund; your donation, however big or small, will support us in continuing our:

  • Weekly artist Instagram takeovers
  • Weekly online portfolio features and artist interviews 
  • Quarterly digital issues
  • Annual print issue
  • Small-run artist photobooks
  • One-off exhibitions and events

We are entirely funded by the generous contributions of our readers, like you. Thanks so much to all of our friends, followers and readers, your support is greatly appreciated!

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