There was a certain glee apparent through the crocodile tears on certain photography blogs as they announced the demise of JPG Magazine a few days ago. Amidst the expressed regret were pompous ponderings that ranged from “the demise clearly shows that for a photography magazine to be able to survive it needs to offer something that you can't easily find online” to “running on wishful thinking, like a lot of the economy in the past couple years”.
Now, I am not a great fan of the magazine as they don’t like digitally abstracted work (mumble, mutter, sigh, complain). Earlier this year I had a stouch with the previous editor, Derek Powazek, over the content of the magazine and its exclusion of abstracted photography. See here if you’re into that sort of thing.
Anyhow the armchair pundits all seem to have jumped the gun as the latest post on the JPG Blog indicates that there are some life lines out there. Perhaps this is another example of a resurrection if a tad secular.