Excerpt Magazine turns two today
Today Excerpt turns two and since launching our first Issue on 8th November 2011 a lot has gone down!
5 Excerpt Magazine Issues and 1 special issue (Common Ground) have been published. These have presented content by 162 contributors and received more than 36,000 magazine downloads. Excerpt Magazine's next issue ‘Life, Death & Bureaucracy’ is also looking incredible and will be launching very soon.
This blog launched in September 2013 as part of our new website and has already had thousands of visitors. In 2013 Excerpt also held 3 open call outs: Hot, Australia & Room with a View that presented photos by an amazing array of international contributors. AND we very recently held our first Excerpt Magazine exhibition 'Embedded' at Strange Neighbour presenting 5 International artists alongside 3 Australian artists. That we have achieved all of this whilst self-funding the publication, maintaining our creative freedom and keeping Excerpt free to download is pretty phenomenal.
In October Excerpt began selling vintage photographs online as a fundraiser (thanks to those who have already bought from us!). Excerpt will be coming up with lots of ways to keep things happening. We value all the support so much. We welcome every interesting, crazy or sensible idea under the sun that can help keep the publication going.
Excerpt Magazine has the most exceptional and generous contributors. Our contributors are the heart of Excerpt. Not only do they share their amazing work, they provide endless encouragement, promote the magazine and have made the community that has formed around Excerpt both online and offline. Excerpt also has an incredibly dedicated team who have worked on and supported Excerpt: Amy Marjoram, Caitlin Smooker, Michael Meneghetti, Laura Gulbin, Devon Ackermann, Sheridan Mills, Louis Porter & Lou Hubbard.
Excerpt's readers inspire us to continue with countless enthusiastic emails and spreading the word about our publication. The kindness and support of other publications and professionals has also never ceased to amaze and we love that we are now partners with Strange Neighbour & Artbox.
The very definition of ‘excerpt’ is that it is part of something bigger and it is really the great things happening in photo-based practice that are spurring on Excerpt Magazine. xx Excerpt