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A series of printed magazines called 'Reportage, the international magazine of photojournalism' preceded this online magazine . Here, we list those stories published in the print editions. Although widely praised the former magazine did not have an easy life. We made two attempts to expand it to a readership large enough to sustain publication but both failed. The most recent series of print issues date from 1997-1999 and the first from 1993-1995. We've included a review by William Feaver of The London Observer newspaper which says it all.

Reportage ceased its print operation at the end of 1999 and moved to the internet in September 2000, changing its name to 'Reportage, the online magazine of photojournalism'. In doing this, we had to make a clear choice between making visual information easily available (see the archive page on this site) and producing a high-class small-circulation publication. Many readers have e-mailed us asking if there will be another attempt to revive the print magazine. In the current climate the chances are slim but if you register your e-mail addres you will be the first to know.

Meanwhile, Jon Levy, a British photographer and editor, is preparing a heroic launch of 'Ei8ht' which he labels as 'The new Magazine of Photojournalism'. His website www.foto8.com gives a taste of the quality of his editorial work and provides details of how to subscribe to his new magazine.
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Framed at last
A review by William Feaver in The Observer of Sunday 26 April 1998

Reportage, founded five years ago by Colin Jacobson, is dedicated to the sort of photojournalism thought inappropriate for lifestyle magazines with advertisers to consider. Handsome, in black and white and judicious editorial red, it promotes the excellence of images on the page: images qualified by text. Its stories have been about the getting of stories and the aftermath of news stories with an emphasis on the disregarded and suppressed.
   This is not promising, form the circulation manager's point of view. And not effective, because there's no possibility of reaching a mass circulation in uninterrupted photoreportage these days, not unless you concentrate on the home life of lovely Jane Seymour.
   Jacobson had to suspend publication three years ago. The last issue had Anthony Suau's photographs of shattered Grozny, Caroline Penn's Sikh women lettuce-pickers in Kent and an account of life on the road with Magnum-founder George Rodger, by is widow, Jinx. Classical photojournalism, with special appeal to photojournalists and picture editors, who tended to regard the spreads as exemplary, but commercially suicidal.
   Well, they were right and they were wrong. Reportage has resurrected itself, still edited by Jacobson but now underwritten for two issues by the International Federation of Journalists and sponsored by Canon Europe. The format is the same, though the latest issue concentrates entirely on issues pertinent to last year's European year against racism and xenophobia.
   Sebastiao Salgado on Africans smuggling themselves into Spain, to a hard life, if any life at all, and David Modell's shots of brutish England supporters on the rampage during Euro '96, are more telling than any directive. But then the strength of good photojournalism is that it doesn't look predirected. Reportage has every necessary virtue - humanity without sentimentality, sharp editing, close witness. All it now needs is subscribers.

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reportage 1997-1999
Published by The Reportage Foundation

Issue 6 / Winter 1999

As time goes by
The 20th century has given us the birth and, some would say, the beginning of the death of photojournalism. The photographs which follow [in issue 6] are taken from a monumental book, Century, conceived and edited by Bruce Bernard, published by Phaidon, an ambitious attempt to outline the history of the last 100 years as the camera has seen it. Daniel Meadows, a documentary photographer and lecturer, discusses the nature of contemporary reportage photography and raises the disturbing question: will we ever see this kind of work again?

A world without faces
Patricia Strathern, a writer and picture editor based in Paris, describes the disturbing threat to photojournalists in France following a spate of recent lawsuits taken out against them

Issue 5 / Spring 1999

Running wild available on this site
The thrill of the drag hunt is one of Ireland's best-kept secrets. Photographer Tony O'Shea celebrates the excitement of the race, and the writer Kevin Dawson explores the connection between man, dog and land

The marginal cost of labour
Imre Benko has been photographing the lives of the steelworkers of Ozd, in Hungary, since before the collapse of Communism. Sandor Szilagyi, a fellow photographer, reflects on the significance of the pictures and argues that democracy has done little to improve the lot of central-eastern Europeans

White heat
The photographer Teru Kuwayama has spent four years looking at the darker side of New York's music clubs. The author Tom Beller takes a fictional glance at the images

Through the looking glass available on this site
Eric Dexheimer spent two years immersed in the lives of autistic children and young adults. He was struck by the suffering, but also by the moments of joy in which his subjects briefly escaped their private worlds. Text by Patricia Strathern

The name Chernobyl is associated throughout the world with nuclear disaster. Few people, however, have heard of the small village of Muslumovo, whose inhabitants face the highest radioactive risks in Russia. The photographer Nicolai Fuglsig and the writer Mads Lindberg visited this blighted region

World Press Photo: a tale of two women
The photographs that won the World Press Photo Contest in 1998 and 1999 are remarkably similar. Both portray women in distress after cruel acts of civil conflict. Patricia Strathern talks to Hocine, last year's winner, about the controversy surrounding his image while Colin Jacobson discusses this year's winner and argues that it is visual unsuccessful

Issue 4 / Winter 1998

After the storm
When the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, their rigid fundamentalism shocked the West, but the peace and stability they brought gave hope to many Afghans. The photographer Nikolai Howalt documents daily life in this war-torn country, while William Reeve provides the background story

Unfinished business
The long-awaited government inquiry into the Bloody Sunday killings, when 14 people were shot dead by British troops in Derry in 1972, begins next February. No one has waited for it more eagerly than the families of those killed. They have been demanding justice for the past 26 years, challenging the hastily produced Widgery Report of 1972 which exonerated the soldiers. Joanne O'Brien has spent the past year photographing and talking to the relatives. They agreed to be photographed where their relatives were shot

Moving pictures available on this site
Photojournalist Tom Stoddart recently produced a powerful yet disturbing set of images from the famine in southern Sudan. But does such work really make a difference? Here Colin Jacobson says it depends on the photographer's vision, while John Sweeney argues that compassion fatigue is just a convenient myth

Stranger in paradise
Roger Hutchings has photographed in many trouble spots around the world, but in recent times he has turned his attention to the fashion business

Living and dying in Mexico City
Salvador Chavez is a crime and disaster photographer for Mexico City's pre-eminent tabloid newspaper. Every day he witnesses the worst horrors of the city, and yet he says he loves his job. The photojournalist Tomas Muscionico and the writer Sam Quinones observed him at work

Issue 3 / Summer 1998

Of mice and gods
For Hindus, Banaras in India is a sacred city existing outside time and space. The photographers Michael Ackerman and Witold Krassowski present two personal views of this mysterious place which has frequently eluded Western understanding. The writer Peter Popham adds his own story

Wall memorial
The tearing down of the Berlin Wall was widely applauded in 1989, but now it is being rebuilt as a memorial. Christian Jungeblodt photographed the final stages of this curious reconstruction. Tony Paterson reports

On the job
Pornography is strictly business for those involved: a business that is sometimes exploitative, but nonetheless lucrative for both the men and women who participate. Paulo Pellegrin looks behind the scenes of one of the world's fastest-growing industries. Words by Paul Sussman

Breaking the silence
These women in France have been battered, beaten and abused. So why do they want their photographs taken? Photographer Lizzie Sadin tells how she found that her camera could be used as a weapon to remove the taboos that still surround domestic violence

And God created the fiesta
The photographer Silva travelled all over Italy to record a revival of interest in traditional popular festivals. Text by Alexander Chancellor

Rough justice
Four years after the horrors of the civil war in Rwanda, tens of thousands of Hutus are still awaiting trial in Tutsi prison camps. Although the conditions are appalling, few try to escape - revenge killings are rife. Photographs by Rune Eraker, text by Philip Jacobson. Additional reporting by Gunnar Kupperud

Blaming the messenger
The extraordinary hysteria that surrounded the death of Princess Diana one year ago placed the role and behaviour of press photographers under public scrutiny. Roy Greenslade, media commentator and former editor of the London Daily Mirror sets the scene. Colin Jacobson reflects on the book, Death of a Princess by Thomas Sancton, published by Weidenfeld and Nicholson. Fiona Macdonald-Smith talks to photographers in the UK who were caught up in the events surrounding the tragedy

Issue 2 / Winter 1998 (Special issue in association with the International Federation of Journalists on the occasion of the European Year Against Racism and Xenophobia)

Between a rock and a hard place
For several years, migrants from all over Africa have crowded into Morocco clandestinely, seeking to enter Spain, Sebastiao Salgado photographed the conditions experienced by these migrants and the obstacles they face when trying to enter 'Fortress Europe'

In the mix
Questions of ethnic origin and identity are at the forefront of the European cultural debate. The photographer Clement Cooper argues that people of mixed race have been consistently overlooked. Andrea Stewart talks about his attempts to redress the balance

Pride and prejudice
The European Soccer Championships held in England in 1996 were presented as trouble-free despite fears of crowd violence. But David Modell photographed an uglier side among a minority of aggressive English supporters. Richard Williams reports

Neither here nor there
Many immigrants who come to live in Europe retain strong emotional and familial links with their country of origin. Kadir van Lohuizen photographed Irma Blanker, a Surinamese woman residing in the Netherlands and accompanied her on a visit to her homeland. Wilma Kieskamp tells Irma's story

Sans everything
Gregoire Korganow photographed the efforts of African immigrants in Paris to obtain official recognition and get a roof over their heads. Patricia Strathern explains the background story of the 'Have-nots'

Albanian report available on this site
A concise presentation of Joachim Ladefoged's World Press Photo Award winning images on the turmoil in Albania

Issue 1 / Winter 1997 (Special issue in association with the International Federation of Journalists on the occasion of the European Year Against Racism and Xenophobia)

Under a Chinese cloud available on this site
Manuel Bauer travelled nearly 2,500 miles photographing the Chinese presence and influence in Tibet. His reportage provides disturbing visual evidence of how the culture and identity of a centuries-old people are being progressively eroded

Troubled waters available on this site
Thanks to overfishing by foreign trawlers, the fishermen of Senegal are facing extreme hardship. Gideon Mendel put to sea to photograph a threatened way of life

The sadness of S-21 available on this site
The catacomb-like heaps of bones exhumed from Cambodia's killing fields are a familiar, if grisly sight, but they are victims without faces. Less well-known are the prisoners of 'S-21' photographed by the Khmer Rouge

Covert operations available on this site
Patricia Strathern talks to Michael von Graffenried, one of the few photojournalists willing to report the civil war in Algeria

Neighbourhood watch
Johannesburg has one of the highest crime rates in the world an a ferocious gang scene to go with it. Jodi Bieber, a young South African photographer, spent several months hanging round with the homeboys

Lost and found, the last Greeks of Istanbul
Despite years of official discrimination, a tiny Greek minority continues to live in Turkey's ancient capital Istanbul. But when Costa Sakellariou started photographing the community, the Turkish authorities took a distinctly unhealthy interest

The fog of war
The Bosnian War was a gift for the media and they made it the most extensively covered conflict in history. So why, asks television reporter Peter Morgan, did that fail to make us understand it any more clearly?

Credits reportage 1997-1999, published by The Reportage Foundation: Colin Jacobson (editor), Simon Esterson and Harmen Hoogland (design), Menno van de Koppel (publisher), Androna Calles Hopkin, Fiona Macdonald-Smith, Matt Seaton, Juliet Summerscale, Carolyn Watts (editorial team). Printed by Drukkerij Mart.Spruijt (NL), paper Job Parilux Matt. Subscription service was provided by Hugh Pincott and his staff of SKS (UK)

reportage 1993-1995
Published by Colin Jacobson

Issue 8 / Spring 1995

Darkness at noon Anthony Suau went into Grozny with the Russian army and photographed a city laid to waste / The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie Dayanita Singh photographed the changes taking place in middle- and upper-class India / The garden of England Caroline Penn photographed Sikh women labouring the fields of rural Kent / Le Sphinx Philip Jacobson reflects on the twilight years of Mitterand, France's most enduring post-war politician / Veiling the truth Photographer Shahidul Alam documented the fate of a young woman in Bangladesh who had been forced to commit suicide / Two steps behind Jinx Rodger reminisces about life on the road with Magnum co-founder George Rodger

Issue 7 / Winter 1995

Roadworks ahead delays expected
A lively campaign by environmental protestors against a roadbuilding programme in East London photographed by Gideon Mendel / Beach cabaret Andy Levin's somewhat surreal photographs of Coney Island / The long goodbye Lou Jones photographed prisoners on Death Row whose daily existence is overshadowed by the prospect of death / Soul searching Stephen Dupont photographed emotionally scarred refugees of Angola's bloody civil war at an asylum in Luanda

Issue 6 / Autumn 1994

Stranger in a strange Land As the Soviet Union fell apart, Shepard Sherbell travelled to some of the most remote parts of the country photographing the dying giant / Lost and found Revealing hidden views of Russia under Communism from the archives of the former Soviet Union / Russian Rednecks Photographs by Witold Krassowski of the revival of the Cossacks in the Urals

Issue 5 / Summer 1994

News from elsewhere Witold Krassowski photographed refugees from Rwanda at the Rosumo camp in Tanzania / Whistlestop Tour Gideon Mendel showed how democracy came to small town South Africa in the first free elections after the end of apartheid / Dogger, Fisher, German Bight Mark Power photographed the shores and seascapes known from the British radio shipping forecasts / Mai '68 An homage to photojournalist Gilles Caron on the occasion of his book and exhibition on 'les evenements'

Issue 4 / Spring 1994

Shows of strength The rituals and ceremonies that accompany the violence in Northern Ireland documented by Andrew Moore / Passion Play Gideon Mendel photographed the almost holy passion for football in Zambia / Unguided tours Life on the Wirral peninsula, west of Liverpool, photographed by Ken Grant / Phantoms of the Opera Enigmatic backstage photographs taken in Europe's leading opera houses by Gerard Uferas

Issue 3 / Winter 1993

The waiting room Photographs of a Dutch border prison for illegal immigrants by by Ad van Denderen / A very English civil war Photographs of the countryside battles between foxhunters and hunt saboteurs by Andrew Testa / Subterranea Photographs of the claustrophobic Tokyo subway by David Modell / Making faces Photographs of how Richard Avedon approaches his portaits by Laura Wilson / A marriage made in Hounslow A Sikh wedding in Britain photographed by Leo Erken

Issue 2 / Autumn 1993

A cruel Month Photographs of Palestinian life from the Gaza Strip by Magnum's Larry Towell / Dark Harvest The charcoal burners of the Brazilian savannahs photographed by Marcos Prado / Holding on Photographer Steve Hart followed the daily life of an Aids-affected Puerto Rican family in the South Bronx / Private lives Adam Hinton's intimate photographs from a coal town in the Ukraine shortly after Gorbachev's glasnost policy

Issue 1 / Summer 1993

Cocoon A seven-year-old boy emerging from a sterilized plastic bubble photographed by Jean-Louis Courtinat / Money for Nothing Gambling and betting in Britain photographed by David Modell / Another Country Larry Towell on the life of Mexican and Canadian Mennonites / The Silly Season A satirical look at university Summer Balls in Oxford and Cambridge by Polish photographer Witold Krassowsky / The Contenders Boxers seeking fame and fortune in New York's gyms portrayed by Georgia Fiorio

Credits reportage 1993-1995, published by Colin Jacobson: Colin Jacobson (editor), Simon Esterson (design), Adele Yaron (publisher), Nick Barley, Tina Courtenay-Thompson, Nico MacDonald, Susanna Harrison, Kate Summerscale, Alice Wynne-Wilson. With help from Neil Burgess, Martin Colyer, Kathryn Holiday, Juliet Summerscale. Printing by Balding + Mansell (UK)

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