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  • Paper Journal 01. Cover by Matthew Connors.


2018 sees Paper Journal enter its 5th year; we have become a go-to site for contemporary photography that not only shares a vast array of work across the medium but does so in a critical and engaging way.

We rely on the photography community as much as that each step we have taken throughout the past 5 years has been possible thanks to you. Without your help – editors, curators, photographers, collectors, designers, photographers, students, readers; all that we have achieved would not have been possible.

For the past 5 years, Paper Journal has run independently of any sponsorship or advertising. Our team contribute to our online magazine voluntarily, because they are passionate about and believe in Paper Journal as a platform that encourages and promotes contemporary photography.

Working voluntarily comes with its challenges; all of our team work on other projects outside of Paper Journal in order to support ourselves financially. Without any commercial funding, this has allowed us to share content we are inspired by and passionate about, without it being compromised.

As we continue to grow and foster a dialogue around contemporary photography, we request your support in sustaining the future of Paper Journal and our next project. To celebrate turning 5, we’ve shifted our focus from online to offline, with our 1ST PRINT EDITION. In order for us to continue sharing high-quality content, we felt it was an important step forward to engage with our readers in a new and different way. Considering our love and ongoing support for photography and photobooks, we thought it was a natural transition and one that will hopefully cement us more firmly as a respected resource.

Your vital contribution to our Kickstarter campaign, however big or small, will enable us to support our team and contributors, with our main goal of seeing our edition printed.



Senta Simond, Rayon Vert


Paper Journal 01: the issue

Our 1st edition features work from (in alphabetical order):

Farah Al Qasimi, Patrick Bienert, Raphael Bliss, Blommers & Schumm, Brianna Capozzi, Live Wild Collective, Matthew Connors, Johnny Dufort, Perimeter Editions, Lena C Emery, Charlie Engman, Etúdes, Pascal Gambarte, Nhu Xuan Hua, Joseph Kadow, Phoebe Kiely, Shonagh Marshall, Rafal Milach, Stefanie Moshammer, Luke & Nik, Nguan, Isabel O’Toole, Lola & Pani, Same Paper, Reto Schmid, Senta Simond, Daniel Shea and Gilleam Trapenberg

As well as a special Instagram feature including work from over 20 photographers who have taken over our account, including (in alphabetical order):

Ignacio Bandera, Arielle Bob-Willis, Linda Brownlee, Stig De Block, Izaac Enciso, Anthony Gerace, Patrick Gookin, Jess Gough, Gregory Halpern, Emma Hardy, Jodi Heartz, Amy Li, Melissa Matos and Mathieu Fortin, Yoshinori Mizutani, Kristie Muller, Francesco Nazardo, James Perolls, Rita Puig Serra and Dani Pujalte, Campbell Sibthorpe, Deo Suveera and Kyle Weeks

With words by (in alphabetical order):

Daniel Boetker-Smith, Darren Campion, Joanna Cresswell, Giada De Agostinis, Brad Feuerhelm, Francesca Marcaccio Hitzeman, Amelia Phillips, Josephine Platt, Mischa Smith, Trine Stephensen and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa



We have a number of rewards that include donations from MACK books, Kodoji Press and Gregory Halpern, so please do take a look and consider pledging to our campaign. We would like to thank you, our readers, for your continued support over the past 5 years; without you, none of this would be possible!

For more details regarding funds breakdown and risks and challenges, head to our Kickstarter campaign today. Please contact us with any questions – info@paper-journal.com – and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

Thank you for taking the time to consider supporting us and our 1st print edition!


5th March, 2018


Published 8 March 2018