Whatever country we live in, we’re probably all familiar with the well-known photography magazines available in our newsagents and bookstores. The UK has Practical Photography, France has Photo, the Italians have Zoom and the Americans have American Photo. What you may not know is that there are many more photography magazines that are only available online. And some of them are good, very good.
That’s the great thing about online publishing. It’s cheap, it’s easy, and just about anyone with a PC and an internet connection can take part. The difficulty lies in putting together a quality publication, something that rivals the best commercial magazines for content and quality (we hope you think that Smashing Magazine just does that!)
As an introduction to the wonderful world of online photography magazines, we put together a list of the biggest and best that we could find. You won’t find these magazines in your local bookstore, they’re only available online. From photojournalism to portraiture, from landscapes to lomography (and everything in between), you’ll find the most amazing photography and discover the work of some of the world’s best photographers, both famous and unknown. Dive in and enjoy their work.
Amazing Online Photography Magazines
The 37th Frame
Dedicated to bringing the best photojournalism on the internet to its readers.
It’s in Italian, but the photos are amazing.
The Big Picture
News stories in photographs. Updated regularly.
The UK’s largest and friendliest online photography magazine.
Flak Photo celebrates the art of exhibiting quality photography from an international community of contributors online.
Blue Eyes Magazine
An online photography magazine dedicated to publishing long-term documentary work.
Features documentary photography from around the world – images and words exploring the human condition.
Creative contemporary photojournalism.
A magazine about the process of making art and photography.
Features contemporary photography from established and upcoming photographers.
A documentary photography magazine continuing the tradtion of telling stories through a visual medium. Dedicated to photo essays from up and coming photographers.
The online magazine of World Press Photo.
The Digital Journalist
The monthly online magazine for visual photojournalism.
Online photography magazine designed to inform and entertain photographers of all ages.
French online photography magazine – if you don’t speak French just enjoy the photos.
The online magazine of the Nature Photographers Network.
Lens Culture is an online magazine celebrating international contemporary photography, art, media, and world cultures.
A collection of unexpected photography.
Pixels and Prose
An online magazine and community dedicated to the art and science of photography.
Excellent online photography magazine based in Mexico City.
Travel Photographers Network
The online photography magazine of the Travel Photographers Network
Colours Magazine is an online photography magazine showcasing the work of both established and upcoming photographers from around the world.
A brand new quartely online photography magazine from the UK.
An online photography magazine dedicatd to work that successfully captures, represents and encourages acute observation, via the photographic medium.
The new Photography Webzine. Promoting emerging photographers and understanding their work. Photos from Flickr.
Lots and lots of wonderful photography articles.
Excellent online photography magazine from France.
An alternative outlet for publishing work by new and established photographers.
Our Eyes Photography
Our Eyes specialises in people photography: artistic nudes, portraits, self-portraits, people and fashion.
General interest photography magazine with lots of great photography articles and book reviews.
Photoblogs Magazine’s aim is to showcase the best photography to be found around the web in photoblogs. The magazine hasn’t been updated for some time but the past issues are well worth checking out.
The online magazine of the Wedding Photojournalists Association. The magazine is aimed at wedding photojournalists and anyone else interested in applying photojournalis techniques to wedding photography.
An online magazine dedicated to contemporary photography.
1000 Words Photography
1000 Words is dedicated to highlighting the best of contemporary fine art photography in the UK and beyond.
Photography BB Magazine
An excellent photography magazine aimed at beginner to intermediate photographers. Issues can be downloaded in either PDF or ZIP formats.
Home Photography Magazine
Canadian general interest downloadable photography magazine.
Dedicated to promoting you and your work.
Downloadable magazine featuring both photography and illustrations.
Mexican photography magazine, downloadable in PDF format. It’s in Spanish, but you can look at the photos.
VII Photo Agency present the most recent and best work of their photographers in their online magazine.
Brings the work of creative, but lesser known, photographers to a wide audience.
Aims to showcase some of the best photography and photo manipulation, articles and tutorials.
PixelPress encourages documentary photographers, writers, filmmakers, artists, human rights workers and students to explore the world in ways that take advantage of the new possibilities provided by digital media.
A brilliant travel magazine relying on user submissions from the publishers of JPG Mag. They published a few issues of this magazine but since mid 2008 it has just been an online magazine.
Cultures on the Edge
Dynamic quarterly magazine dedicated to supporting cultural diversity through education.
Burn Magazine is an evolving journal for emerging photographers, the brainchild of Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey. As you’d expect from a photographer of this calibre, the magazine is excellent.
You’ve read the online photography magazines, now check out some of the best print versions.
- Practical Photography (UK)
- EOS magazine (UK)
- Amateur Photographer (UK)
- Photo (France)
- Vis a Vis (France)
- American Photo (United States)
- PDN (United States)
- Rangefinder (United States)
- Foto 8 (UK)
- Daylight Magazine (United States)
- British Journal of Photography (UK)
- Black and White Magazine (United States)
- Blind Spot (United States)
- JPG Mag (United States)
- Hotshoe International (UK)
- PhotoIcon (UK)