Feel the Burn

I’ve been meaning to pay tribute to Burn, which was named Photography Magazine of the Year at the Lucies last week. Launched in December 2008 by Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey, the magazine is a showcase for emerging photographers, and it’s a dynamic one at that: Burn publishes new photo essays or individual photos at least three times a week. (As PDN has reported, Burn is the first online-only mag to win a Lucie. Click here for more on that, plus a link to an interview with David.)

The site has been up less than a year, but there’s already a healthy archive of stories on view. Many of them take the form of social commentary, but others are quite lyrical. These are highlights from some of my favorite Burn offerings:


Photograph by Anabel Navarro from "La Familia Abrazada," an online exhibition of family and vernacular photography curated by Rafal Pruszynski.


From "West County," a photo essay by Talia Herman on Guerneville, a former logging and current resort town in rural Northern California.


From "Chica Barbie," Carl Bower's photo essay on beauty pageants in Colombia.


Glenn Campbell's series "Homelands" is on aboriginal communities in Central Desert, Western Australia, and Arnhem Land.


"Self-Portrait 1" by Carrie Roseman.

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