Incandescent is a bi-annual international color film zine showcasing emerging photographers. It is curated and produced in Portland, Oregon by Pine Island Press. Incandescent does not and will not charge submission fees. The zine was created to provide artists an opportunity to share their work free of charge.
Incandescent was founded by Michael Cardiello, Marissa Csanyi, and Helen Jones. It is currently run by Helen with the help of a rotating cast of friends and supporters. Over the years Incandescent has been based out of an attic, a basement, a travel trailer, and currently (mostly) a car. This is a shoestring project, but on that we feel has had beautiful results. It has been an honor get to share the work of over 250 talented photographers in the last six plus years, and we hope to keep it up for many more.
To see a preview of Issue one and find out more about how we got started check out the video we made for our Kickstarter campaign. Our Kickstarter was created to fund a printer in order to produce color photos affordably. Because of our successful Kickstarter campaign we were able to buy a wax ink printer that is efficient, affordable, and ecofriendly.