4 Questions for Coil

4 Questions for Coil

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1. How did "Coil" begin? What inspired you to create this online magazine/photobook?

In 2011, we were experimenting on how works can be presented online via various platforms that can assimilate the way a book/magazine works. We were uploading segments, with pictures coming from our personal projects. After a while, we realized that the whole thing works on its own as an online publication, rather than immitating a printed book.
We wanted to focus on bodies of work rather than single photographs and to stay away from the common magazine layout. So when we started gathering material for the first issue, we came in touch and shared our idea with photographers whose works we were already familliar with. The result was "Coil 01".
For Coil, we were strongly influenced by contemporary photobooks. Great sources of inspiration were also "Provoke" and "Karasu"(Masahisa Fukase). And of course the idea that we wanted to work with photographers that are close to our sources of inspiration with works that we really like and admire presenitng them in a new way.

2. What can people expect to find? Does each publication have a theme?

In Coil we don't follow themes. We are interested in photographers and their works focusing more on contemporary black and white.

3. You're currently accepting work for the 6th publication. How can interested photographers participate?

Yes, we are currently accepting submissions for "Coil 06" (which will be published in December). Photographers can submit their works via our conatct page : coilmagazine.com/contact and by filling out the application form.
- We require a selection of 20 to 25 files in about 72 dpi in a .zip(or .rar) file named [full name] - Coil Submission.
- There is no specific theme for this call, but as you can imagine that we currently accept works in black and white.
- There is no specific deadline but please consider that it would be best for us if interested photographers can send in their material before December 1st.
- Anyone can submit their work more than once (free to change the edit, add new files etc.)
- There is no fee.
 

4. What is your selection process like?

As for the selection process, we take a deep preview on each submission as soon as it arrives and when we will be ready to build "Coil 06" we will
take a deep view again on every submission  so we can select wich works will be featured on the issue.
We would like to thank everyone who submitted and anyone who will submit work in Coil and we do apologize for not being able to reply to each
submission individually.

 

Coil 05 went is featuring works from Clara Chichin, Lorenzo Castore, Damien Daufresne, Gabrielle Duplantier, and Klavdij Sluban.
For more information, visit the magazine at: coilmagazine.com
Contact: coilmagazine@yahoo.com

 

**Screenshot of magazine: image by Clara Chichin

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New Partner

New Partner

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The web magazine team is thrilled to announce our new partner :  Mona Bismarck American Center for art & culture ! The Mona Bismarck American Center for art & culture aims to strengthen understanding and friendship between France and the United States by enabling the discovery of the richness and diversity of American art and culture through exhibitions, educational programs and events.

This partnership is specifically designed around the photography exhibit "Yousuf Karsh - Icons of the XXth Century", which will be open to the public from October 16, 2013- January 26, 2014.

We have many events planned over the next 4 months, which are open to everyone:

  • a series of photography workshops hosted onsite at the Mona Bismarck American Center, under the guidance of American photographer Michael McCarthy : Octobre 30th, Decembre 7th, and January 14th, 2014. For more details about these workshops, as well as to enroll, please follow this link.
  • a interview conducted live at the Mona Bismarck American Center on October 24th at 3:00pm. Our interviewer LG will meet with the curator responsable for this exhibit, Jerry Fielder. Free entrance.

 

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August Interview Series

August Interview Series

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This summer, our editorial staff has decided to do something different for the month of August. All of our interviews will revolve around a single theme: the body.

Each week in August, we'll publish a new interview about a photographer who works with, is inspired by, or eludes to the body. Interviews will be both in English and French.

The above photo is a sneak-peak at the first interivew we have lined up: a discussion with American photographer Acey Harper.

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