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This is the What magazine is based off the photo blog thisisthewhat.com, with a focus on personal, non-commissioned photography.
This is the What magazine is based off the photo blog thisisthewhat.com, with a focus on personal, non-commissioned photography.
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I started the photo blog This is the What in 2009 as a way to keep track of photography that I loved and didn't want to forget. What started as a small visual Rolodex for myself turned into something bigger, a community of talented, creative people, who shared their work and career ups and downs to a broader audience.

As a photo editor I look at images all day - mostly assignments and some personal work - it is there that I get a strong sense of the photographer and their interest, goals and passion for the medium.

The magazine will be printed bi-annually - with the first issue out in early February 2012 and the second in August 2012 - and will be devoted entirely to personal work and projects. Each issue will consist of six photographers work and an in-depth interview with each of them.

The money raised by Kickstarter will go toward the design, production, printing and distribution of the issues as well as a redesign of the website to make searching for content easier and allowing for larger image sizes. 

The following photographers will be contributing to the first two issues:Fiona Aboud, Timothy Archibald, Philip Cheung, Joao Canziani, Sam Comen, Justin Fantl, Melissa Golden, Mark Hartman, Daniel Shea, Jake Stangel, Robyn Twomey & Reed Young

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    A copy of Volume I and your name listed as a contributor in the magazine.

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    1 hour consultation with Kate (editing your book, website, a project, etc). A copy of Volume I and your name listed as a contributor in the magazine.

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    8x10 print by one of the 12 photographers contributing to the magazine (chosen at random, photographer requests will be granted on a first come first serve basis). Your name listed as a contributor and a copy of Volume I.

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    11x14 print by one of the 12 photographers contributing to the magazine (chosen at random, photographer requests will be granted on a first come first serve basis). Your name listed as a contributor in the magazine, 1 copy of each Volume I & Volume II.

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