Issue 2 of Bilingual Camera Magazine Now Out

April 18, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | General | Comment |

The second issue of the recently revived English/French language Camera magazine is now available for purchase. This edition showcases a portfolio of photographs taken by Malick Sidibé, the famous Malian photographer and recipient of a Hasselblad Award. "Photographer of Mali’s joyful, post-Independence years, this generous African has been around the world — just like his portraits — and yet roots are what he’s all about," says Brigitte Ollier, editor-in-chief, Camera magazine. The 76-page magazine is available in print form, priced at €9 (plus shipping if purchased online). You can order your copy through the website below.

Website: Camera Magazine


Press Release


Founded in 1922, closed down in 1982, Camera is still considered as one of the most mythical photography magazines of the 20th century. Thirty years after its disappearance, it returned in January 2013 to pursue its original vocation: publication of the work of the best contemporary photographers while providing the general public with the criteria needed for sound appreciation.

Intended to be read as well as looked at, Camera conserves the rigorousness of the original editorial line, but in a new, original form. It will now focus on an in-depth conversation with a guest: a photographer or someone closely connected with the discipline, a filmmaker, writer, collector, gallerist, etc, with a view to a better understanding of his or her work.

Camera’s intention is also to build bridges between acknowledged masters and rising talents. 16 pages of the magazine are dedicated to the portfolio of an upcoming photographer chosen and introduced by the guest, and a one-year travelling exhibition for each portfolio is organized on sites chosen by its partners.

To follow what’s happening in photography today, Camera will then highlight a specific place, project or initiative, regarded as innovative and original; discuss discriminatingly chosen auctions and news of the photography market; propose a selection of photographic prices and residencies, and of the latest photography books from France and elsewhere.

In this issue, Brigitte Ollier invited Malick Sidibé, the famous Malian photographer who received the Hasselblad Award. Photographer of Mali’s joyful, post-Independence years, this generous African has been around the world — just like his portraits — and yet roots are what he’s all about. Alone he stands for more than a continent and is the embodiment of what he calls “the honor of his métier.”

The upcoming photographer chosen for the portfolio is Filipe Branquinho, from Maputo, Mozambique, for his series Occupations. His project: to seek to unite in Maputo, within a single time frame, those who make up the social fabric and the space where they live out their personal histories.

Other segments
New Territories: Museum of Photography, Seoul: In Quest of Identity
The Life of a Gallery: Agathe Gaillard: “I learnt by listening to artists” / Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, La Piscine d’Arles, 1975: A Closer Look
Awards and Residencies: The Lucas-Dolega Award: Supporting the Commitment of Photojournalists
Books – Selection: Tim Walker – Dennis Hopper – Amira Fritz
Camera Eye: Nelli Palomäki

Quarterly bilingual magazine (French/English)
76 pages
(32 pages of photos reproduced on coated paper / 40 pages of text on offset paper / 4-page cover on soft coated paper)
Size: 8.8 x 11.4 inches
Edition bound
Print run: 16,000
Newsstand distributor: KD presse / Presstalis
Bookstore distributor: Pollen Diffusion
International distribution: KD presse / Pineapple media London
Subscription and single copy sales:
Retail price: 9 euros

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