As spring slowly moves in bringing new hopes for a post-Covid society along with its warming light, we couldn’t be more excited to reveal the next group of 12 analogue talents from 5 countries Guest Editor Michael Famighetti selected to publish in the upcoming JRNL 8 pages! The intercrossing trajectories of the works to be presented collectively arch a remarkable sense of togetherness, each picturing deeply relevant and equally revealing variations of the tensed, global narrative our entangled lives now seem to share more than ever before. As much through an exquisite curatorial envisioning such as this one as in the spur of conversations everywhere, keeping the great commonality of our human condition in the light as we see it today should remain a guiding premise to better tomorrows.


Michael Famighetti is editor of Aperture magazine. In 2013, he organized a relaunch and reconceptualization of the magazine, which won a 2018 National Magazine Award for General Excellence. He is the recipient, with guest editor Sarah Lewis, of the ICP Infinity Award for Critical Writing and Research for “Vision & Justice,” the summer 2016 issue of Aperture. In addition to editing the magazine, Famighetti commissions and edits books for Aperture Foundation, including volumes by William Christenberry, Robert Adams, John Divola, Jonas Bendiksen, Kwame Brathwaite, Joel Meyerowitz, among others. He is currently a visiting critic at Yale University School of Art and a participant in SVA’s Mentors program. His writing has appeared in FriezeBookforumAperture, among other publications. He is a member of the American Society of Magazine Editors and has been a guest reviewer and speaker at many international festivals and institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The New York TimesVogue Italia; FOAM, Amsterdam; Art Gallery of Ontario; the Bamako Biennial, Mali; Kyotographie, Kyoto; Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark; and Fotografiska, Stockholm.
@michaelfamighetti @aperturefnd



JRNL 8 PHOTOGRAPHERS (alphabetical order)

  1. Shawn Bush (Casper, WY, USA)

  2. Janice Chung (New York, NY, USA/South Korea)

  3. Isabella Convertino (Garrison, NY, USA)

  4. Juan Giraldo (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

  5. Dylan Hausthor (New Haven, CT, USA)

  6. Jamie Holland (Lakewood, NJ, USA)

  7. John Johnson (Providence, RI, USA)

  8. Seunggu Kim (Seoul, South Korea)

  9. Alexander Komenda (Helsinki, Finland/Canada/Poland)

  10. Lauren Orchowski (New York, NY, USA)

  11. Deanna Pizzitelli (Bratislava, Slovakia/Canada))

  12. Agnieszka Sosnowska (Egilsstadir, Iceland/Poland/USA)

Big congratulations to the 12 Spring 2021 winning photographers, we look forward to bringing to print a most exciting eighth JRNL issue in late April! As always we also wish to sincerely thank here all the numerous other submitting talents for sharing their work with us and Michael: please know that not being selected this time around does not in any way reflect negatively on your true artistic worth! We hope to have another chance soon to also publish your work and gift it the international visibility and attention it deserves.

Also pleased to announce (4.18.21) that the front & back covers of JRNL 8 have been awarded to photographer Shawn Bush!

Top Image © Shawn Bush