Our Take —
Blind Spot has been around for quite some time and has impeccable credentials. Operating very much in the mode of a peer-reviewed academic journal, it has an advisory board of various high-achievers in the world of photography and its contributing editors at large include heavyweights such as John Baldessari, Vik Muniz, James Welling, Gregory Crewdson and Joyce Carol Oates, to name but a few from the illustrious list.
But, unlike many academic journals, there is a strong emphasis on the high-quality reproduction of the visual image, as there should be in a magazine that exists to provide a platform –published three times a year- for living artists to show unseen work. In this sense, Blind Spot is a title that behaves a bit more like a gallery space than many other photographic magazines, something that is only underscored by the fact that it also acts as a representing agency for a list of top-notch artists. Under the guidance of Executive Director and Publisher & Editor Dana Faconti and Curator Jodie Vicenta Jacobson, the magazine also provides the appropriate context to the published work and develops many projects from scratch directly in collaboration with the artists, much as a good gallery space might.
Blind Spot is an essential for anyone wanting to remain informed of the intersection of contemporary art and the photographic image at the cutting edge of the discussion.