FotoFilmic’s quarterly print publication JRNL was launched in early 2019 with the first call opening in the spring for the first Summer 2019 Issue. It’ll soon be three years already, and coming to the 10th issue of JRNL feels like a marker of sort, a maturing for a unique program that lives around the simple idea of bringing together the 21st C. analogue photography community, and to celebrate contemporary talent in all its forms. Each issue threads its own curatorial needle while also creating new artistic kinships that we hope not only last, but can also help transform and elevate published photographers’ practices. So JRNL 10 in a word bears special significance, a symbolic burden that we trusted guest editor Paul Schiek with. And did he deliver! His masterful selection of photographers is flawless, diverse on all levels, yet lives as an organic whole interrelating many subjects and pressing social issues. Thank you Paul for all your time delving at length into the many, many other inspiring works submitted. We’re sure that even though not making it to the final JRNL 10 print form, the vast majority of the works encountered also made their own intrinsic impression on your mind and radar, and will remain there for a long time just as quiet, latent images would on undeveloped film.
GUEST EDITOR: PAUL SCHIEK (TBW Books founder)
Paul Schiek is the founder of TBW Books, an independent photo book publisher based in Oakland, California. He also writes about photography and teaches photography and bookmaking at the University of Hartford.