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Diffusion is an independent, annual that highlights and celebrates unconventional photographic processes and photo related artwork.

What is Diffusion: Unconventional Photography?

Diffusion is an independent annual that highlights and celebrates unconventional photographic processes and photo related artwork. Diffusion strives to spotlight artists pushing the boundaries of traditional photographic processes as well as introducing new and innovative voices through articles, interviews, and image galleries.

Described as ‘a wonderful bundle of inspiration,’ Diffusion is supported by an audience of photographers, gallery directors, educators and art enthusiasts worldwide.  

We have successfully published three volumes since 2009 and are going to press with volume IV, Spring 2012. Diffusion is produced, printed (offset press) and bound in Portland Oregon.   See what we've done so far.

What is the purpose of this fundraiser?

  • HARDBOUND EDITION: The intention here is to create a hardcover edition of our 2012 annual.  The edition will be ad free around 96 pages, full color offset, hardbound with dust jacket.  
  • THE DELUXE EDITION WITH PRINTS: Our four featured artists have graciously donated limited edition prints specifically for this project. The Deluxe Edition will include the hardbound edition coupled with four 8"x10" prints from each of our featured artists — nicely packaged in an archival box. The limited edition prints are signed and numbered by Jennifer B. Hudson, John Chervinsky, Leah McDonald, and Jim Leisy. See image details below.

What does the funding go toward?

Most of the funding will go toward production, printing, and binding of our special edition books. 10% will go toward our featured artist print costs. Approximately 15% will go toward fundraising fees and merchandise.

We are honored to have Luz Gallery in Victoria, BC hosting the Diffusion Annual Exhibition in July and we will use this opportunity to celebrate the launch of the Deluxe Editions.  If we exceed our funding goal, some of the funding will go toward offsetting the artists' shipping costs to Victoria for the event. 

This fundraiser is not intended to fund the soft cover version of Diffusion, Volume IV. The annual will go to press as usual and is not dependent on this project. That said, if we do meet and exceed our goal, a portion of the extra funding will go directly to printing the magazine. 

What is in the book?

FEATURED ARTISTS (profiles and portfolios)

  • Jennifer B Hudson by Jennifer Schlesinger
  • John Chervinsky by Aline Smithson
  • Leah McDonald by Polly Chandler
  • Jim Leisy by Blue Mitchell

ARTICLES

  • Exploring the Muse: Susan Kae Grant, Ken Rosenthal and Polly Chandler by Susan Burnstine
  • Transient Reflections and Fixed Impressions: Thoughts on the Physical Photograph in a Digital Age by Jeffrey Baker
  • Abstract Photography by Ryan Nabulsi

THE MUSE JURIED GROUP SHOWCASE 

BOOK REVIEWS AND MORE

Visit the website to see the full contents.

Prints in the Deluxe Edition

Print from the "Medic" series by Jennifer B Hudson T.B.A. View the series here.

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Reward Details

LOUVIERE+VANESSA PRINT

See more work by Louviere+Vanessa here.

BLUE MITCHELL PRINT

View larger images here.

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    STICKER - New Diffusion graphic sticker for your notebook, bike, auto or start a sticker book. See description.

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    FLAIR BUTTON - Show the world how much you love Diffusion. Pin it to your jean jacket, messenger bag, truckers cap, or wear it like a classy broach. See description.

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    POSTCARD - with one of our artist images. Signed "Have a good summer! Stay Cool!" inscribed on it...or something to that effect.

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    SCOUT BOOK - The Scout Book is a pocket friendly notebook. It measures 3.5" x 5" and has 32 pages. Use it in the field -- use it in the darkroom. Every photographer should have one. See blog update #2 for more information. Please add 8$ for shipping outside the United States.

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    VOLUME III - Sticker and postcard plus a back issue of Diffusion, Volume III, 2011. Please add 8$ for shipping outside the United States.

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    VOLUME II - Sticker and postcard plus a back issue of Diffusion, Volume II, 2010. Please add 8$ for shipping outside the United States.

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    VOLUME IV (softcover) PRE-ORDER - Sticker and postcard plus a pre-order of Diffusion, Volume IV, 2012 (soft cover). Please add 8$ for shipping outside the United States.

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    DINER MUG - If you're anything like the Founding Editor of Diffusion, you love mugs, either for coffee, tea or hot cocoa. What ever your preference our new Diffusion graphic looks pretty darn cool on this old fashioned diner mug. See description. Please add 8$ for shipping outside the United States.

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    VOLUME I (P.O.D.) - Sticker and postcard plus print-on-demand version of Diffusion, Volume I, 2009 (OUT OF PRINT). Only available for this Kickstarter campaign. Please add 8$ for shipping outside the United States.

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    HARDBOUND ANNUAL - Hardbound book version of Volume IV, 2012. (see description). Please add 10$ for shipping outside the United States.

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    THE AKE HOLDER - The 4 x 5" plate holder takes any standard sheet of 4 x 5" glass or tin. All you PLATE photographers, this is an amazing deal for one of IN CAMERA INDUSTRIES first products. See blog update #7 for images and more info. (Retails at 200$).

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    COLLECTORS BOX: Diffusion, Volumes I (P.O.D.), II, III, and IV (softcover) inside a custom box.

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    BLUE MITCHELL PRINT - Acrylic lift on wood, UV varnish, acrylic paint, 11"x14"x1.5" variable edition of 10. Choose from the following images: The Journey Begins, Lucidity, or Divine Escape. See description. (Retails at 500$).

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    CHRISTOPHER J. JORDAN PRINT - "House Guest" 2011. Archival Pigment Print. 13.5"x20". (Retails at $500). See blog update #3 for image info.

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    HEIDI KIRKPATRICK PRINT - "DRUMSTICK" silver gelatin print from Holga. 20"x16". See blog update #1 for image details. Retails at $800.

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    LOUVIERE + VANESSA PRINT - "INITIO" (from the Chloroform series). ARTIST PROOF - ONE OF A KIND. Signed on the back. 11.25"x17" archival pigment print on 13"X19" German etching paper, treated with polyurethane, oil paint and wax. See description. (Retails at $1000).

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    DELUXE EDITION & FOUR PRINTS - Hardbound version of Volume IV annual with 4 signed limited edition 8x10 prints by our featured artists (1 each): John Chervinsky, Jim Leisy, Jennifer B Hudson, and Leah McDonald. See description. (Retails at $1700).

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