Zine Fever

Superficial Snapshots © Allison V. Smith

University of New Mexico Graduate Catalogue

The Uncommon Vantage Point © Jennifer Boomer This one is almost out of print.

For clarity, I have consulted Wikipedia (the modern OED) for the definition of a zine:

A zine (an abbreviation of the word fanzine, or magazine; pronounced [ziːn], "zeen") is most commonly a small circulation, non-commercial publication of original or appropriated texts and images. More broadly, the term encompasses any self-published work of minority interest usually reproduced via photocopier on a variety of colored paper stock.

Everyone who is someone has published his or her own zine. Not a new phenomenon of the photobook world but the trend is expanding since some publishers are not willing to foot the bill and take the risk of publishing just any work. Most of the zines are cheaper and nicer than the print on demand books I have seen. In addition to the examples show above, check out Hassla books, Farewell Books, Seems Books, Serps Press, Nieves, 12th Press and the links on all these sites. You can get lost in little book world.

And finally, Peggy Lee.

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