20 Photography Magazines You Should Definitely Follow on Instagram

It’s 2017, and Instagram is now 600 million users strong; that’s a lot of new images/videos and stories each day. An effervescent but non curated activity. Beside all the personal accounts and brands, there’s a few magazines. Some of them revolve around the third art: photography. Let’s get a deeper look…

Left and right: Cody Cobb
Noice Magazine — Green issue

Noice magazine

Noice is an online and paper publication for photographers. It has a very meticulous style when it comes to minimalism. Line, colors, and light are key elements of Noice publications. They have a limited paper zine.

Instagram: @noice_mag #noicemag
Website: noicemagazine.com

Paper journal — Best of Instagram Vol.1
Left: Olga de la Iglesia — Right: Max Marshall

Paper journal

Paper journal is an online magazine based in London with contributors from all over the world. It creates a series of independent exhibitions, printed publications, talks, and events. It is updated weekly with interviews, features, studio visits and photobook reviews and aim to bring the best of contemporary visual arts.

Instagram: @paperjournalmag #paperjournalmag
Website: paper-journal.com

Left: Marco Barbieri— Right: Gregory Halpern
Archive Collective printed issues

Archive Collective

Archive collective is an online magazine, a printed publication, and a platform that promotes the talents of a global creative community. It is heavily photography-based and everything is curated with a very high attention to detail and aesthetics. Definitely a must of this list.

Instagram: @archivecollectivemag #archivecollectivemag
Website: thearchivecollective.com

Left: Lane Coder— Right: James Nizam

Somewhere magazine

Somewhere is an online lifestyle magazine based in Stockholm, Sweden, with a focus on Photography, fashion, film, travel, and design. They publish both on Instagram and on their website.

Instagram: @somewheremagazine #somewheremagazine
Website: somewhere-magazine.com

Obscuraland x Subjectively objective magazine
Left: Luca Tombolini — Right: Christopher Shaw

Subjectively Objective

Online gallery (on Instagram and via their exclusive newsletter) and books; mini monographs of artists or books + prints. Subjectively objective has a particular focus on contemporary landscape and conceptual photography.

Instagram: @subjectivelyobjective #subjectivelyobjective
Website: subjectivelyobjective.com

Left: Noel Dong— Right: Elham Ehsas


Fujifeed is an online magazine publishing the work of both emerging and established photographers around the world. Daily on Instagram and weekly through articles and interviews. Fujifeed publishes photographers working with the Fujifilm cameras system.

Instagram: @fujifeed #fujifeed
Website: fujifeed.com

Left: Andy Feltham — Right: John MacLean
YET magazine issue #10

YET magazine

YET is a triannual photography publication that showcases editorials and photographic series from artists worldwide. They publish both emerging and well-known photographers, taking into account the quality of the submitted project.

Instagram: @yetmagazine #yetmagazine
Website: yet-magazine.com

Left: Giovanni Cocco — Right: Guia Besana


Edited by Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey, Burn is an evolving journal for emerging photographers. It was launched in December 2008. They publish new stories on their website at least two times per week.

Instagram: @burnmagazine #burnmagazine
Website: burnmagazine.org

Left: Emily Garthwaite — Right: Alan Schaller

Street photography international

A collective of street photographers and an online magazine promoting the best of street photography. Their Instagram is a very good source on that particular genre.

Instagram: @streetphotographyinternational #spicollective
Website: streetphotographyinternational.com

Aperture magazine — printed issue
Left: Paolo Ventura — Right: Sally Mann


A quarterly photography magazine and a book publisher based in New York. The magazine is published by the Aperture Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to fine art photography.

Instagram: @aperturefnd #aperturefoundation
Website: aperture.org

Left: Kadiya Qasem — Right: Ben Thomas

Minimal Zine

Minimal Zine is an independent platform to share a minimal view on contemporary visual culture. They publish regularly on Instagram and they recently started doing interviews with photographers on their Tumblr.

Instagram: @minimalzine #minimalzine
Website: minimalzine.tumblr.com

Left: Matteo Meoni— Right: Leonardo Magrelli

Phroom magazine

Phroom is an online exhibition space dedicated to contemporary fine-art photography. Running on Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook, but also on their website. They have a very distinct curation style.

Instagram: @phroom_magazine #phroommagazine
Website: phroommagazine.com

Of the afternoon — printed issues
Left: Fernando Samalot— Right: Isabella Stahl

Of the Afternoon

Launched in 2012, Of the Afternoon started out as a one-off printed publication then expanded as a bi-annual print magazine distributed in 21 countries. Their aim is to share the very best of photography, art and visual culture in an accessible way.

Instagram: @oftheafternoon #oftheafternoon
Website: oftheafternoon.com

Left: Elsa Bleda — Right: Joe Greer
IYL-If you leave — printed issue

If you leave

Started in 2009 by Laurence Von Thomas, this photography blog has gone from strength to strength. They’re simply one of the most visually appealing curated stream of contemporary photographers around the Web. If you have to follow only one zine, this is the one.

Instagram: @ifyouleavestagram #ifyouleave
Website: if-you-leave.tumblr.com

Left: Ernst P.Sanz — Right: Manon Gillet

Feature Shoot

Feature Shoot showcases the work of international emerging and established photographers. With contributing writers from all over the world, they feature contemporary work in all genres of photography—from documentary to landscape.

Instagram: @featureshoot #myfeatureshoot
Website: featureshoot.com

GUP magazine — printed issues
Left: Jonathan Higbee — Right: Ken Hermann

GUP magazine

GUP (Guide to Unique Photography) has existed since 2005. It is an international authoritative publication on photography, connecting its communities with the sharpest conceptual photography, the latest photo books, and compelling writings. It is published four times a year via premium printed issues.

Instagram: @gupmagazine #gupmagazine
Website: gupmagazine.com

Left: Sjoerd Knibbeler — Right: Andrejs Strokins
Foam magazine — issue #39 talent

Foam magazine

Foam is a photography museum in Amsterdam, but also an international photography magazine published three times a year around a specific theme. It features both world-renowned image makers and relatively unknown emerging talent.

Instagram: @foam_magazine #foammagazine
Website: foam.org

Left: Isaac Julien — Right: Steven Beckly

Organica magazine

An online publication curated by Dina Lün on Instagram and Tumblr, focused on contemporary photography and revolving around themes such as nature, still life, portraits, and landscapes.

Instagram: @organicamagazine #organicamag
Website: organicamagazine.tumblr.com

Aint–Bad — printed issue
Left: Kelsey McClellan — Right: Stephanie Brunia


Aint–Bad publish new photographic art through printed periodicals, monographs, and exhibitions. Founded in Savannah, Georgia in 2011, the collective reveals an ever-more urgent, critical conversation about the human condition by way of thought provoking imagery.

Instagram: @aintbadmagazine #aintbadmagazine
Website: aint-bad.com

Left: Dave Imms — Right: Valérie Six
Open doors gallery — Print by Alexandre Souêtre

Open Doors gallery

Set up originally as a pop-up gallery, Open Doors (OD) looked to encourage community cohesion and a sense of local pride through a program of open submission exhibitions. Different artists take over their Instagram account to post their work. On the Open Doors website, you can buy limited edition fine art prints from previously featured photographers.

Instagram: @odtakeovers #opendoorsgallery
Website: opendoors.gallery

About the author: Samuel Zeller is a freelance photographer based in Switzerland, an ambassador for Fujifilm and the editor of Fujifeed magazine. You can contact him here and follow his recent work here. This article was also published here.