Title of publication: romka magazine #7
Name of artist:Aaron MacDonald, Ai-Lun Huang, Alec Soth, Amber Fairweather, Andreea Preda, Anke Schüttler, Anthony Tortorici, Árpád Szigeti, Ash Bowland, Brian Weiland, Christopher Sharpe, Christopher Snyder, Clara Bahlsen, Craig Johnson, David Paul Maharam, David Roth, Elisa Longhi, Esteban Pochintesta, Eugenio Villagra, Gábor Arion Kudász, Go Itami, Hadas Tapouchi, Irina Yulieva, Iris Janke, Jan-Dirk v. d. Burg, Jeff Hamada, Jennifer Schäfer, Jordan Sullivan, Kaupo Rõivasepp, Ksenija Kucerova, Laurence Vecten, Laurent Ripoll, Leif Gunnar Boman, Mara Ploscaru, Maria Kazvan, Markus Schaden, Michal Brezinsky, Miriam Neitzel, Nadia Sablin, Neven Allgeier, Nico Krebs, Nicolas Turlais, Nils Orth, Philippe Gerlach, Roberto Rubalcava, Roger Ballen, Ryan Becker, Sachi Nasatir, Sera Marshall, Sonya Dyakova, Stefan Peters, Stéphanie Jesus, Taiyo Onorato, Trisha Thompson, Tyrone Williams, Veronica Nardulli, Wolfgang Filser, Zara Pfeifer
Additional contributor/s:Bruno Ceschel, Erik Kessels, Friedrich Tietjen, Jia Zhu, Joachim Schmid, Kate Okuneva, Marc Hinz, Michael Lämmler, Paula Prats, Peter Hübert
Design: Benedikt Bock
Editor: Joscha Bruckert
Publication date: December 1st 2012
Place of publication: Leipzig, Germany
Edition size: 1500
Size: 18,2 x 22,5
Number of pages: 112
Type of printing: Offset
Type of paper: Recycling paper (Revive 100 Natural matt 90g/m², 200g/m² by deutschepapier)
Name of printer: PögeDruck, Leipzig
Number of pictures: 84
Price: EUR 11,50 (D)
Description of book: Since 4 years the independent photography magazine has been offering a platform for photographs that really mean something. People from all over the world submit their favorite pictures and tell the stories that lie behind them. romka is a collective photo album in which both amateurs and professionals archive their memories. The readers are encouraged to submit their own favorite photographs to participate in the ongoing project.
Issue 7 collects the most treasured pictures of 58 photographers from 21 countries, ranging from Japan to Belgium and Argentina. No difference is made between amateur hobbyists and renowned photo artists. The Ukrainian journalist Maria Kazvan shares the center stage with the acclaimed documentary photographer Alec Soth; the South-African artist Roger Ballen gets the same amount of attention as the theology student Ryan Becker.
The best thing about self-publishing: Having the opportunity to let a project grow over years without any pressure from the outside.
Artist website: http://romkamagazine.com/
Press website: http://romkamagazine.com/press
Book Soundtrack: Casiotone for The Painfully Alone – Streets of Philadelphia