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Focus Magazine is looking for your help to return to print! Read more

New York, NY Photography
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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on September 26, 2012.

Focus Magazine is looking for your help to return to print!

New York, NY Photography
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David Spivak
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Focus Magazine, the world's premier magazine for collectors of fine-art photography is looking to return to print. When we were in print, we had gorgeous printing and paper and we were the most respected fine-art photography magazine on newsstands. Unfortunately, after the recession hit, it became more and more difficult to print the magazine because of rising paper and printing costs. We went digital and increased our circulation by over 500%. Now, we're looking to return to print - we've found a printer that offers incredible printing and paper quality and we want to return just in time for the Holiday Shopping season.

Issue 25 is a 208 page + cover retrospective issue, taking some of our best interviews from 2007 and beyond and publishing them all in one issue. The interviews being published in Issue 25 include: Photographers: Clemens Kalischer, Mitch Dobrowner, Lillian Bassman, Bruce Davidson, Jerry Uelsmann, Jock Sturges, Steve McCurry, Jill Greenberg, Camielle Seaman and Alec Soth. We've chosen two New York City gallerists to also be in this issue: Howard Greenberg of the Howard Greenberg Gallery and Spencer Throckmorton of Throckmorton Fine Art. Collector Herb Benkel also offers us his insights into fine art photography.Out of the 208 pages, only 30 pages have been designated for advertising, meaning that in order for that content to make it to print, absolutely no submission fees, no advertising, no advertorial, no financial transactions occurred at all in order for that content to appear. We challenge you to find any other magazine devoted to photography on newsstands today to offer what we offer in terms of quality of editorial, printing and paper.

I can't show you the printing quality because it hasn't been printed, yet - however - I can show you a blank dummy of what the magazine will look like. This is a 208 page + cover blank dummy of what Issue 25 will look like. It will use the same exact paper for the cover and for the inside of the magazine as shown here. It weighs just over 2 pounds, 5 ounces and measures 9 x 11 inches, is over half an inch thick and it is unlike any other magazine you have ever experienced before.

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    About $15 USD

    7 backers

    A single copy of Focus Magazine Issue 25 sent via USPS to your address. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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    1 single copy of Issue 25 of Focus Magazine FedEx'd to an address of your choosing.

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    5 backers

    Mention on thank you page in back of magazine

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    1 backer

    2 copies of Focus Magazine Issue 25 and a free 1-year subscription to Focus Magazine's digital and interactive editions, downloadable straight to your iPad.

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    Name bolded in mention on thank you page plus 2 copies plus a 1 year subscription to the print and digital versions of the magazine.

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    Half-page ad inside of magazine, black and white

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    Half page ad inside of magazine, 4 color

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    Full page ad inside of magazine, black and white

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    About $1,250 USD

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    Full page ad inside of magazine, 4 color

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Funding period

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