CSULB Photo Kids

Zines from this year's artists include the following themes:
Female friendship, craft, incomplete thoughts about art, photo and illustrated diaries, anti-gallery ramblings, and more.

City:Los Angeles
  • Photography
  • Political/Social
  • Feminist/Riot Grrrl
  • Perzine

Logo/Graphic

What are your current zines about?

We make zines about our individual and collective experiences, as women, artists, and introspective people. You will see zines about our photography practices, our bodies, our families, our friendships, and ourselves.

What methods do you use to make your zine?

  • Handwritten/drawn
  • Digital

What type of binding do you use for your zine(s)?

  • Stapled
  • Saddlestitched
  • Hand-stitched

When did you start making zines ... and why?

Some of us started making zines in college, others have used zine making to reinvent our art as new artists out in the world. For all of us, zines offer a precious and personal space to make sense of ourselves and our artwork in new ways, away from the value systems of contemporary art and art spaces.

Why do you think independent publishing is important?

Art is an essentially autonomous phenomenon and practice. Independent publishing is an essential lifeline in a larger art culture that otherwise regulates value in culturally, socially, and economically restrictive ways.

What is your favorite part of making zines?

Our favorite part of making zines is days like LBZF, where we and other artists get to come together and anxiously put some of our most intimate work in front of strangers, and hope they may love, hate, and cling to it.