I wish I'd known about JPG Magazine sooner. The online photography magazine, whose content consists solely of submissions from readers - is close to joining the fallen in the Publishing dead pool.
The e-magazine and its parent company 8020 Media was founded on a seed investment from Cnet founder Halsey Minor. Although the publication failed because of a doomed, antiquated business model (based on selling print ads, ughyee) and a clunky format (downloadable PDFs, though pretty, are such a snore), the guiding principle was a great one. How wonderful it is to see user generated content - from amateurs and virtuosos alike - side by side in a virtually ad free homage to the art of photography?
Nearly 200,000 photographers have submitted photographs for consideration to JPG, many of them via Flickr
. The site itself attracted about 300,000 unique U.S. viewers a month.
Download back issues (PDF) here
, before the site goes down.
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