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Junior Magazine is a photographic journal showcasing young talent in Irish documentary photography.
Junior Magazine is a photographic journal showcasing young talent in Irish documentary photography.
102 backers pledged €4,572 to help bring this project to life.

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Junior Magazine is a new photographic journal that provides a platform for emerging talent in Irish documentary photography. We seek to foster a new photographic community and shine a spotlight on outstanding work that is too often overlooked. In showcasing the work of Dublin photographers, the magazine also serves as a de-facto love-letter to the city we call home. This issue features the work of six photographers each of whom provide a totally unique perspective on the world around them.

With Junior, we want to create a printed object that not only showcases this work but also acts as a piece of art in itself. We want to create something to be kept and cherished, something that you are proud to own. 

The theme for our first issue is 'youth'. We gave our photographers a blank canvas and maximum freedom to tell the stories that they are passionate about. The result is a thought-provoking document that explores questions of home, identity and growing up.

WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO

Ellius and George with the initial print dummy
Ellius and George with the initial print dummy

Junior is headed by Ellius Grace and George Voronov who have worked together to curate the work featured in this issue. Ellius is a portrait and fashion photographer with a great taste in socks and George is a documentary photographer, photobook nerd and part-time adventurer. Our Creative Director Cian Brennan is a talented graphic designer, peerless filmmaker and all-round superhero.

FUNDING AND REWARDS

We are publishing Junior without any corporate advertising and we need your help to do so. The proceeds of this crowd-funding campaign are going directly to help us cover our printing costs. 

Our aim is to make an amazing magazine, not to make money. We want to create something we are proud of, something that does justice to the work of our talented photographers and hopefully something that inspires those who read it.

Our reward tiers are structured around getting the work of our photographers into the hands of our generous backers. By supporting this project your donations serve as an investment into the output of homegrown photographic talent.

THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS

We have already finalised the design and are currently collecting the work from our photographers. At the time of writing, Junior will be ready to send to the printer's in just over a week's time. 

We are working with Plus Print in Glasnevin to create a truly beautiful magazine. We are using high quality materials and offset printing to guarantee a finish that feels great in your hands. Together with Plus Print, we will ensure that Junior emerges from the press as an object worthy of your love.

Joey loves Junior Magazine
Joey loves Junior Magazine

THE CAST OF JUNIOR 01

In curating our first issue, we placed a huge importance on showcasing a wide variety of work in order to do justice to the diversity and talent present in Dublin. We have photographers working in black and white, others in colour. There are profound differences in both style and artistic approaches, all are beautiful, all are fascinating. 

Ben Hickey
Ben Hickey
Cáit Fahey
Cáit Fahey
Ellius Grace
Ellius Grace
George Voronov
George Voronov
Mark McGuinness
Mark McGuinness
Nicholas Harpur
Nicholas Harpur

LAUNCH NIGHT

We are launching our magazine on 27 May in The Library Project, Temple Bar. We want the launch of Junior to be an occasion for like minded people to come together and have a great time. Everyone is welcome and we would love to meet anyone who is as stoked about photography as we are.

Please come say hi.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1082219125184571/

Joey Sees All
Joey Sees All

In the meanwhile, please follow along with our progress in making Junior Magazine a reality:

https://www.facebook.com/juniorphotomag/ 

https://www.instagram.com/junior_magazine/

Words cannot articulate how much we appreciate your donations. Thank you so much, we quite literally cannot do it without you,

George and Ellius

      

Risks and challenges

Our main challenge for this project is time. With all of our deadlines fixed in place we are working around the clock to make this project a reality.

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    Pledge €10 or more About $11

    "THE GROUND FLOOR"

    Pre-Order your copy of Junior Magazine at our discounted Kickstarter-backer rate.

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    Pledge €20 or more About $23

    "THE GOOD FRIEND"

    This is your chance to show your support for one of our featured photographers. If you like a particular project or just want to give a photographer the props you feel they deserve, this is the reward tier for you.

    - A pre-order of the magazine
    - A 4x6 print from the photographer of your choice

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    Pledge €50 or more About $57

    "THE LOYAL FRIEND"

    - A Junior Magazine poster
    - A pre-order of the magazine
    - 3 selected 4x6 prints from our featured photographers

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    Pledge €100 or more About $114

    "THE ART LOVER"

    - A fine art print from one of our featured photographers
    - A pre-order of the magazine
    - 3 selected 4x6 prints

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    Pledge €150 or more About $172

    "THE CONNOISSEUR"

    This is an opportunity to make an investment into the work of emerging Irish artists and receive a beautiful artwork to adorn the walls of your home.

    - A framed fine art-print from one of our featured photographers
    - A pre-order of the magazine
    - 3 selected 4x6 prints

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    Pledge €300 or more About $343

    "THE MEDICI"

    Become a venerated patron of the arts. Your generous donation sustains and encourages the growth of Irish photography. As a gesture of gratitude you will receive:

    - A limited edition, hand printed photograph by Nicholas Harpur. This photogaph is printed in the dark room on high quality paper by Nicholas and beautifully framed for your viewing pleasure.
    You may choose one of three images selected from his project.

    - A pre order copy of the magazine

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    Pledge €500 or more About $572

    "THE HOT DATE"

    Dinner with George and Ellius. Food, drinks, and stimulating conversation are all on us.

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    - Framed fine-art print of your choice
    - Pre order of the magazine

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    Pledge €1,000 or more About $1,145

    "THE DISCO BRUNCH"

    We are almost wary of your level of generosity. So in order to show our undying gratitude we will invite you into our home and cook you a delicious meal.

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    - Framed fine-art print of your choice
    - Pre order of the magazine

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