The moment has arrived—BLUR 50 is OUT! Years have flown by and, in the meantime, an incredible number of things have changed. We could list the changes, but why do that when the passion for photography remains the same: People still photograph, and people still like to see good pictures. So, we move forward, but with changes.
It seemed to me—I don’t know how many years ago—that it would be nice for BLUR to have various sections, defined, with their names and logos neatly organized. Today, after so many years, I want to simplify things, to make BLUR airy, without much philosophizing, without any frames or limitations.
As always, we will select interesting artists using various techniques and addressing a variety of topics, but without classification. It’s no surprise that some sections represent more photographers than others, and our readers may be interested in some sections more than others—which is completely logical. While we will continue to follow with great interest those small, alternative groups and the photographic scene surrounding them, we believe the editorial focus should be on quality, not on filling columns. There is no reason we cannot publish two, or maybe three, projects using the same or similar technique if they are interesting and have real quality. At the same time, we will not be bothered if at any given time we don’t have a quality representative of a now-former section.
Such a restructuring requires changes, including changes to our website. I’m not convinced that we will manage to align it all at the same time, so please understand and have patience with us—please don’t forget, everything we do is on a volunteer basis, and our team is surprisingly small.
Robert Gojević, founder and editor in chief