Incandescent was created as a space to foster emerging photographers and get their work into print without paying submission fees. To date, we have featured over 350 outstanding photographers from almost 50 countries around the world.
I want to express my sincere gratitude to the editors, writers, and photographers who have been involved through the years. It has been a joy, as well as a struggle, to keep it up. This zine was never intended to make money, and no one that works on it has ever been paid for their efforts.
Over time printing costs have almost doubled, collaborators have moved on to new endeavors, and a pandemic has disrupted all of our lives. Issue Twenty seemed like an appropriate time to pause and work on making this project more sustainable for the future. Most importantly, how not to lose money on each pressing.
As Issue Twenty may be the last time Incandescent comes out in its current format, we wanted to give everyone a chance to get their submissions in. The Issue Twenty deadline is now September 15th. Please spread the word about this call.
We are thrilled to be working with the upcoming guest editor Aishwarya Arumbakkam. Aishwarya is an incredible photographer, and her keen eye for editing and sequencing will be sure to make it a stellar issue.
After Issue Twenty is released, we will take about a year off from publishing Incandescent to consider and implement changes. If you have ideas, feel free to share them with us. Do you know of a good grant for us? Places to sell the zine or to share calls? Would you like Incandescent to include black and white or digital work? Please keep in touch. We would love to hear from you.
Running this project for the last decade has been a tremendous honor that would not have been possible without our supporters, so thank you!
-Helen Jones, editor