Why I’m Impressed by JPG MAGAZINE and jpgmag.com

I was recently in my local Barnes and Noble book store in New Jersey and came across a photo magazine called JPG MAGAZINE. I had first learned about it from C.C. Chapman’s blog. C.C. Chapman is an über podcaster, new media expert, as well as a talented photographer. What makes the magazine and website interesting to me is this: Prior to the publication of each issue, anyone can upload one image that matches a specific theme, and up to 10 images can be uploaded per day.

Visitors to the site then vote on their favorite images, and according to the site’s FAQ and Voting Info Page: “Getting a lot of votes does not guarantee publication – all photos are reviewed by the editors before publication to maintain a high quality level – but the votes certainly help,” and “The voting is very important because it sorts the photos: the best rise to the top for editorial review.” Photos are then chosen for publication in a printed magazine (currently, the magazine is printed 6 times/year).


The quality of the paper and photographs are excellent. Kudos to the staff of JPG, and even if you don’t submit work, there are many captivating stories and articles with helpful photography tips on the site to see. I submitted a few images, which you can see above. As you can see from the screen capture, you can view the entire issue in PDF form, but I highly recommend subscribing. I have no official connection with JPG MAGAZINE other than being a contributor.

You can go directly to my image of Brother Love, from a recent event called BlubrryJam, held at Canal Room in New York City by visiting this page.

Or to the photo of the Fireworks seen above by visiting this page.

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