News: PhotoComment Magazine goes to Print

After launching as the first online flip page photography magazine of its kind in South Africa in March 2009, PhotoComment will from the 1st December 2010 be available in print as a free publication through several photographic retailers and colleges.

“There is no doubt in my mind that some may consider this a step backwards” said PhotoComment’s founder, Tristan Hall. “The decision to move to print was not one we rushed into. There had been calls from several areas to consider PhotoComment going to print due to the nature of its content being image related as well as certain limits that still exist for many potential readers in broadband Internet connectivity.”

This year has seen an increased awareness for PhotoComment both in South Africa as well as abroad. Founder, Tristan Hall has featured twice on the American podcast ‘This Week In Photo’ and following live reports from Photokina 2010 in Cologne Germany, PhotoComment began to receive links from several international websites as well.

“It is our firm belief that a portion of the international awareness we receive is due to our South African base, even with international contributors writing regularly for PhotoComment…” continued Tristan “… the availability of our magazine in print is a means to increase our local awareness and encourage local photographers contributions which will again be showcased to the world through the same online edition.”

Locations where the PhotoComment print edition will be available include:

  • College of Digital Photography campuses in Gauteng.
  • Vega National College of Photography Campuses in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban.
  • Cameraland and Etkinds in Sandton City, Johannesburg.
  • KAMERAZ in The Mews Centre, Rosebank, Johannesburg.
  • CameraStuff 373 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall Park, Johannesburg
  • Foto First stores around the country.
  • More stores coming soon.

The online edition of the magazine will continue to be available at http://archive.photocomment.co.za

For further information contact Comment Media, publisher of PhotoComment

Tristan Hall