The folk at Portfolio magazine have decided to wrap up production after 22 years. The magazine has been a wonderful introduction to the best of contemporary British photography and it’s unfortunate that it has come to an end. On the upside, individual issues will still be available (while stocks last) from Portfolio’s website. The following excerpt has come directly from the editor:
Between 1988 and 2010, Portfolio Magazine collaborated with photographers and writers to present the most important developments in contemporary photography in Britain. In the early years Portfolio also staged workshops and courses in practical photography from our studio premises in Edinburgh, and from 1988 to 2001 Portfolio Gallery presented up to twelve exhibitions a year, with sales of photographic prints. Between 2003 and 2008 Portfolio organised the annual Jerwood Photography Awards, selecting five Award winners each year from over 500 applicants, whose work was then published in Portfolio Magazine and presented through UK touring exhibitions. We have decided that, following publication of Issue 52 in November 2010, the time is right to end this extensive project.
The following images are from the final issue.
For more information and to purchase the current and back issues can be found here.