Sunday, January 4, 2009

Jpg Mag shuts down

JPG Magazine has shut down, though since the announcement some people have expressed interest in helping it keep running.

I've always been of two minds about this magazine. It was the ultimate in democratic photography. You uploaded photos for a particular theme and they were voted on. The most popular were picked for the magazine. I thought some of the work was excellent. I also thought some of it was, shall we say, less than excellent. You tended to see a lot of highly processed work that tended to be eye catching. Duh, if it wasn't eye catching it wouldn't get picked. Sometimes it seemed that photos were picked just because they were bright and shiny.

Anyway, the magazine archives are opened up for free downloads until they shut down on Monday January 5th. There are a couple posts on the magazines blog about what is going on.

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