It’s already two years since we started. Although we constantly face fast creation and even quicker disappearance of various instant magazines, we believe that our persistence is recognised by all true lovers of high quality photography. And we guarantee that this is only the beginning.
We began as a free internet magazine, and we plan to keep it that way due to numerous advantages: we avoid high cost of distribution fees, we cross all territorial borders and reach every single part of the world in the best way, free of charge. However, 2010 is the year of big changes for BLUR magazine and our Photography Association Creatus (F.U.C.) because, abstract internet world aside, it is for the first time that we wish to act realistically and tangibly. Therefore, led by the main mission of our association, we are trying to create more exhibition space in Croatia and we plan to organize and set up several exhibitions.
Our first steps were a modest presentation of the founder of Croatian modern photography, Tošo Dabac, which was also the first online project making available the work of this great name in the world of photography and culture to everyone.
The Photography Association Creatus is involved today, whose members, among others, are Želimir Koščević (gallery Lang), Petar Dabac, Marina Benažić (Archive Tošo Dabac) and Iva Prosoli (Museum of city Zagreb), and who definitely know the work and life of Tošo Dabac best. Moreover, everything will be ‘spiced up’ with a special photography contest.
Recognitions and praises were unselfishly coming from different parts of the world, so besides being placed among 40 biggest and best online photo magazines in the world, BLUR magazine very soon became the exclusive media sponsor of The Impossible Project. This international collaboration granted us with the best possible birthday gift – organization of a big analogue photography exhibition entitled THE BEST POLAROID PHOTO. Apart from including the biggest ‘shoots’ of The Impossible Project into the contest, we will provide some really attractive prizes that will highlight, in the best way, the rebirth of instant analogue photography art.
To be honest, I never expected such splendid development and future for our project. We never lacked ambition, and I believe that we will continue to meet interesting people and collaborators who want to contribute to making photography world better.
In this optimistic mood, BLUR magazine wishes all readers from all around the world a Happy New Year!