Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/29

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Subject: [Leica] OT, magazine quality
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 16:04:59 EDT

<<From: apbbeijing <>
Subject: Re: [Leica] OT, magazine quality
One of the very best photography magazines I know of is published in Taiwan
and though I do not have a copy to hand I think it is just called
"Photographers" or such like: large format mostly black and white in Chinese
and English. Hugely expensive though: about $25 an issue but worth it.


The magazine is called PHOTOGRAPHERS INTERNATIONAL  and is published in 
Taiwan by Juan I-Jong.  It is printed on heavy paper and the quality of the 
B&W and color photos is excellent.  One of the Borders bookstores in the 
Chicago area will sometimes stock it, and it costs $18 per issue.  I have 
often wondered how they have managed to stay in business!  Most people have 
never heard of it, and it cannot be found in most bookstores.  I have a bunch 
of back issues.  Personally I think that it is often better than APERTURE, 
and I have been a subscriber to that for a long time.  Some years ago, PI had 
separate issues devoted to British, Czech, and Lithuanian photography.  
Coincidentally, Aperture had a special issue devoted to Czech photography at 
about the same time.  The photographers profiled in PI were much better.  
Some of the  themes  recently covered in Aperture are just silly!  Aperture 
seems to publish a lot of blurry and out of focus photos that supposedly 
represent the ART of Photography. :-)  No flames please!  I am just kidding!

Muhammad Chishty

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