Photo: Javier Clemente Martínez
High quality long-term documentary photography projects are getting lost in the flood of digital images. In the online world, what happened 2 weeks ago is now ancient history. But with print it’s different. Print doesn’t lose its value, it’s like physical gold in the age of countless crypto currencies.
Publishing a high quality print magazine is our mission number one. We have found out that there’s quite a few exceptionally creative photographers working with extremely interesting documentary photography projects, all around the world. These projects are getting lost online, and our mission is to give them a place offline where they can be touched, smelled and looked at.
Offering an offline platform is one thing that we value dearly, however our mission goes far beyond printed magazines; we are working with a program where we can connect collectors and photographers/artists — offering a platform online where photographers/artists can sell their prints directly from their studios. We take 0% commissions. Working as a photographer/artist is already financially tough.
We are also working with an online academy where people can study documentary photography from anywhere at anytime. Our students get personal feedback for their projects, assignments and essays. They learn how to exhibit their projects and eventually be able to give lectures for new students — and can perhaps make some extra money while doing so.
We accept project submissions from our readers. Our Open Call is active 24/7 and we try to review all projects within 1-3 days. Along with with the print magazine, Instagram is our platform online where we share the selected projects that the jury has accepted for the print magazine.
We do this simply because we think it’s important.
The Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Docu Magazine, Tuomas Koskialho, works with an international team full of talented professionals in the fields of art, photography, journalism, media, marketing, communications and so forth.
Tuomas Koskialho (1987) is a Documentary Photographer, Visual Artist and a Media Producer living and working in Helsinki, Finland.
Between 2008-2018 Koskialho has exhibited his photography projects in over 40 art galleries and museums in Finland, Belgium, United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, South Korea, Japan, China, Canada and the United States.
Koskialho has worked as a Creative Director in two startup companies and as a photojournalist in several newspapers. Koskialho holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Tampere University of Applied Sciences (2012), and has an incomplete Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (2016-). Currently Koskialho works as a Media Producer in a non-profit organization — and as the Editor-in-Chief of Docu Magazine from June 2020 onwards.