© Alec Soth
© Bharat Sikka
Conversations you haven’t read. Work that inspires. The glorious mess of creativity.
— 168 page digital download journal for lovers of photography and the visual arts.
This journal is prepared with love by three creative freelancers who work with photography.
© Dimitra Dede
© Sophie Gabrielle
© Kevin Osepa
ABOUT THIS ISSUE
An insightful collection of conversations that discuss the debris, experimentation, tensions, and complications involved with making work. In the regular run of polished, content-churning press, artists rarely speak about the moments in and around the final realisation of their work. It is these experiences, considerations and ideas that we lay bare in our labour of love and relaunch edition.
An exploration of desire, touch and longing within the Wellcome Collection
A reflection on the roadtrips and compilation of seven newspapers
A solemn and excruciatingly honest discussion about photography’s role in grief and loss
A conversation about works-in-progress, youth culture, and the passage of time
A visceral exploration of cultural dualities through still and moving images
In 2020 we embarked on a royalties model for paying our featured artists and our team - an approach that reflected our belief in bold experimentation. Our model means all contributors shared the financial reward. As of July 2022 this issue is free to download.
Here is the profit breakdown
Featured artists (6% each)
Core team (18% each)
Our vision is to be an invigorating and positive force in our community beyond Issue 31. With some funding in the kitty, we will be able to publish more editions of Unless You Will Journal and progress a few other ideas we have percolating.
Royalties are paid quarterly for 12 months, then all profits go to the Future Fund.
We will donate a percentage of our profits to Victorian Aboriginal Legal Aid and the Two-Spirited People of the First Nations to support the vital work both organisations are doing for Indigenous people in Australia and Canada.
― Anais Nin
Founder & Creative Director
Unless You Will Journal - Issue 31 was created on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Dja Dja Wurrung people in Australia, and the traditional territory of the Haudensaunee and Anishnaabeg in Canada. We wish to acknowledge all groups as the Traditional Owners of the land on which our core team live and work, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.
Our heartfelt thanks to Adobe for supporting Issue 31 via the Adobe Creative Community Fund.
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