Launched October 2018, OFFLINE JOURNAL is Published and edited by Ffoton co-founder Brian Carroll.
Independent of Ffoton but sharing several common aims, OFFLINE documents the development of contemporary photography in, from and of Wales. However, Offline does it away from the internet and online platforms and, instead, exists only in printed form in a limited edition of 150 copies per issue (issues #001-004) - published April & October each year.
Offline Journal content won’t appear online.
Available from Friday 11 October 2019 with a special launch at The Northern EYE Photography Festival in Colwyn Bay, issue #003 will be the largest yet, 32 pages of full colour articles, features, news and reviews under a specific theme.
You can purchase a copy of #003 through any of the five new partner stockists (see below).
Alternatively, clicking on an image below will show the contents for that issue and also allow you to order issues still available online and pay securely by Card.
If you’d like to secure a copy of the upcoming Offline Journal issues #003 and #004 (October 2019 and April 2020) you can now subscribe for one year (12 months/2 issues) and receive not one but two special supplements (see below for details of each) plus free postage & packing!
By subscribing, you will not only receive the next two issues and supplements delivered to your door as soon as they are released, you will be supporting the writing and production of future issues of this fledgling, self-published Journal and help maintain an ongoing, independent document of the development of contemporary photography in, from and of Wales.
Offline Journal was created specifically to bring new writing on photography from Wales to the fore, but it’s always a battle in balancing the number of great photographs with associated writing on the available pages of a publication.
So, supplementing Offline Journal from issue #003 onwards will be Offline Essays - featuring new long-form writing on contemporary photography by professional photographers, photographic artists and writers. Each Offline Essay is no fewer than four pages of A4 and will be available exclusively to Offline Journal subscribers for a period of 3 months before then being made available to purchase by non-subscribers. And just as the Offline Journal is a limited print run, each Offline Essay will also be a limited edition in print. So once they’ve gone - they’ve gone!
The first two are completed and the launch essay in October is very, very special!
Based on the great response and comments on our indie galleries feature in Issue #001 of Offline Journal, we’re teaming up with photographers and indie galleries around Wales to create limited edition A2-size Offline Indies posters that will accompany selected indie gallery show opening nights.
One Offline Shows poster will be included free to subscribers in each October issue of Offline Journal and made available to purchase by non-subscribers at respective show opening events.
The first two are completed and, along with others already planned, are great mementos of smaller photography exhibitions that so often show for a brief time and are then forgotten.
New for Issue #003 onwards, Offline Journal is now available through five independent partner stockists who share our passion of photography. North to South, they are:
Oriel Colwyn (Colwyn Bay) - (Upstairs at Theatr Colwyn), Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, Wales LL29 7RU
Ffotogaleri y Gofeb (Machynlleth) - 36 Heol Pen'Rallt, Machynlleth, Powys, Wales SY20 8AJ
Found Gallery (Brecon) - 1 Bulwark, Brecon, Powys, Wales LD3 7LB
The Workers Gallery (Rhondda) - 99 Ynyshir Road, Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales CF39 0EN
The Martin Parr Foundation (Bristol) - 316 Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, England BS4 3AR