Diffusion Magazine Is Born

Blue Mitchell who is an artist and internet contact of mine who lives in Portland Oregon has started up a new art/image magazine.  Blue contacted me a while back about featuring some of my Iraq work at platestopixels.com when that first got going.  To help support his new effort I have posted information below that Blue sent in an email a while back .  My hope is that you will think about supporting this new publication buy buying a few copies of the publication.

From Blue Mitchell, the editor of Diffusion Magazine:

It seems every week learn of a newspaper or magazine that is going under, most likely due to increased reliance on the internet, coupled with current economic problems. Unfortunately, am probably part of the problem. Outside of public radio in the morning, turn to the internet for my daily news. The internet also host a plethora of art related resources, making art appreciation more accessible. do however find myself annoyed with the limitations of this online art world. To me photography is visceral. It can not be bound by a monitor and mouse clicks – it is best showcased in a tangible form. Don’t get me wrong, have immensely enjoyed curating for the virtual gallery platestopixels.com. This magazine would probably not be possible without my experiences and the outstanding response to the Plates to Pixels gallery. The main problem have come across in the online world of art is that would like to have hard-copies of magazines, books and images that can grasp with my fingers.

Diffusion is born out of a longing to create something palpable as well as enticing, educational, and hopefully entertaining. have a keen interest as an artist – and art consumer – in photographers that push the boundaries and limitations of traditional photographic processes. Although surround myself with artwork from photographers that push these boundaries, have discovered, outside of physical exhibitions and online, that this type of photographic work is underrepresented in the modern photography magazine.

Diffusion is a compilation of articles, interviews, and images from artists and image-makers that coincide with this purpose. The magazine will be published annually, however, we will be producing special editions periodically that will focus more on specific themes and will not be limited to the photographic arts.

Thanks for reading and viewing, plus a big thank you to all the Diffusion contributors, this could not have happened without all your patience, incredible image-making, and exceptional writing abilities.

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~ by Phil Nesmith on May 1, 2009.

 
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