New Seoul-based zine to focus on work by female creatives.
A new non-profit print zine has emerged in Seoul exhibiting the work of creative females from all over the globe. The magazine is called Period and aims to give a voice to women who work in the field of photography, illustration, poetry and prose.
The name “Period” might seem somewhat unsubtle but then this magazine isn’t trying to gently lull anyone. The organisers present the goals of their press as directly and transparently as their title suggests. That goal is to offer a public platform for creative females working in print medium to demonstrate their talents and artistic ideas.
Each issue will have a specific thematic focus that attempts to explore modern female living. The theme for each issue has been decided all the way up to December 2016 and includes Power, Pagentry & Religion, Solitude & Discovery and loads more.
Issue #1 comes out in January 2016 with the theme of Identity, Expression. It will feature contributions from artists exploring different ideas through various mediums including pieces from illustrator Colleen Louise Barry and photographer Sharon Heit. Heit, whose work has been featured in a number of excellent publications, will be contributing some of her striking portraits to the magazine.
One of the most interesting things about this project is its distribution method. The editors of the magazine are based in Seoul so will be distributing it there themselves. However they’re offering the chance for people to help spread their ideas by uploading a PDF online so that people can print and distribute copies anywhere in the world.
The deadline to contribute to the January issue is December 20th and we strongly urge anyone women interested in being a part of this new project to get in touch with the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org.