Return to the tangible? The photozine in the digital age

by Elisa Nelissen

Institution: Leiden University
Year: 2015
Keywords: photozine; self-publishing; artists' books; alternative publishing; fanzines; post-digital print
Record ID: 1265196
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/32957


In our digital age, with its blogs, social media platforms and image sharing possibilities, it appears that photographers are increasingly turning to print to get their message (or rather, images) out. This thesis seeks to investigate the contemporary phenomenon of the photozine, a self-published photography publication, generally with a small print run and available at a low price. It is argued that the photozine is embedded in the history of fanzines and artists' books, but that it is also a direct result of new technologies offered by the digital age, and a perfect example of what Alessandro Ludovico has dubbed post-digital print culture.