YET Magazine: Issue 12

YET announces the final issue of YET magazine, the Swiss publication devoted to contemporary international photography. Founded in 2012, each edition of YET magazine has explored a vital topic within the photographic sector, bridging together diverse voices and visions with the aim of furthering debate and fostering new research. Alongside showcasing artist series, YET magazine has published reviews, in-depth articles, interviews and conversations with key players from the global community; ultimately presenting an updated snapshot of the international contemporary photographic field.

YET will continue its other activities through new engagements and collaborations, in the form of editorial and curatorial collaborations, specific projects, open labs and consultancy. Following this decision, the last issue of YET magazine (#12) is dedicated to the world of photographic publishing.

Peter Puklus, Black Sun (Positive), 2011, Banska Stiavnica, from the series ‘Handbook to the Stars’

“YET issue 12: What We Have Learnt About Publishing” serves as a multi-faceted guide, its editorial structure ventures through the lifecycle of a publication; from an idea’s first spark to its final distribution. Simultaneously YET presents the work and voices of this global community; artists, editors, curators, collectors, designers, publishers and printers explore urgent issues related to sustainability, securing funds, the current market, digital tensions and more. The final aim of this issue is to be an open platform, able to bring qualitative discussions on any possible aspect related to photography publishing.

Presented alongside twelve beautifully composed artist portfolios, YET issue 12 is a decisive publication for the novice and expert alike. YET provide a deep overview of publishing spanning from classical approaches to possible futures, touching topics such as environmental sustainability and new possibilities within digital publishing. This issue reflects our education and mediation purposes, a series of workshops on paper will, in fact, guide the readers through the whole publishing process: from conceptualization to editing, funding and promoting.

YET issue 12: What We Have Learnt About Publishing presents the work of:

Batia Suter, Peter Puklus, Paolo Cirio, Maya Rochat, Ruth Van Beek, Katja Stuke, Masashi Mihotani, Eline Benjaminsen, Valeria Cherchi, Alina Frieske, Erik van der Weijde, Laia Abril, Charles Negre, Flurina Rothenberger / NICE Magazine and Małgorzata Stankiewicz.

With contributions by:

Lucy Pike of WePresent, Patricia Karallis of Paper Journal, Elisa Medde and Hamid Sallali of FOAM Magazine, Emma Bowkett of FT Weekend, Hans Gremmen of Fw:Books, Anne-Laure Franchette of Volumes, Katrina Sluis, Donald Weber, Francesca Serravalle, Elena Vaninetti, Amelie Rose Schüle & Daria Tuminas, Salvatore Vitale, Nicolas Polli, Ufuk Şahin of Mas Maatba Printing House, Yumi Goto of Reminders Photography Stronghold, Giulia Zorzi of Micamera, David Solo, Aaron Morel of Mörel Books, Tommaso Parrillo of Witty Books and Brad Feuerhelm of American Suburb X.

Artist introductions & interviews by Mearg Negusse, Duncan Wooldridge, Delphine Bedel, Darren Campion, Ann-Christin Bertrand, Joanna Cresswell, Paola Paleari, Aaron Schuman, Federica Chiocchetti, George King, Magali Avezou, Helen Korpak, Nicola Nunziata, Valentina Abenavoli and Taco Hidde Bakker.

All images and spreads courtesy YET. YET Magazine #12, What We Have Learnt About Publishing, is available to purchase here.