Issue 01 —

Plus Interview’s signature mix of coverage form the brightest spots, darkest corners, and leading edges of fashion, art, and pop culture, and much, much more. Cay Sophie Rabinowitz and Selva Barni’s debut of their transatlantic quarterly stakes out its position clearly. Their new magazine is clearly about pictures and words, inviting respected critics and writers as well as new talent to contribute to the visual and written discussion about photography today. It avoids boundaries between ‘fine art photography’, commercial photography and art deploying photography as part of its process.

    Issue 01 –
    September 2009 125 Pages 0 Minutes of audio 0 Minutes of video
    In This Issue –
    Eye Of The Beholder - Simon Starling Essay - Christodoulos Panayiotou Eye To Eye - Jorma Puranen Blog Cabin - Brody Condon Sample Size - Adriano Sack and Judith Bahnham Stories - Porzia Bergamasco Portfolio - Dayanita Singh By Appointment Only - Francesco Zanot Picture Perfect - Marina Berio Portfolio - Emanuele Colombo Interview - Erbol Meldibekov Reportage - Guido Gazzilli
    Editor In Chief –
    Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, Selva Barni
    Art Director –
    Davies Costacurta
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Our Take —

Fantom is published out of Milan and is edited by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz and Selva Barni – based in New York and Milan respectively- and is a quarterly photographic magazine that profiles some of the most interesting offerings from the international photography scene today. Its focus is mainly on art photography and visual artists who use photography. But, it’s certainly not limited to that. The alchemy of chemical and light in all its forms is covered.

Fantom, however, is not one of those photographic magazines in which articles are limited to brief introductions to beautiful layouts of pictures. The lengthy layouts are there, but so are the words. Eschewing gossipy celebrity-driven articles in favour of serious but engaging texts by respected writers and critics – they really are a bit like journal essays without the dryness- Fantom contextualises its content with punchy writing that assumes the audience is smart enough to do without patronising explication and would rather get to the heart of the matter. It promises a much-needed asset for those interested in the cusp at a time when the distinctions between ‘art’, ‘photography’ and ‘commercial’ have become outmoded.

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Photography Culture Art
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