Focal Plane is committed to publishing the work of photography teachers and students from institutes of higher education, secondary schools, and community arts organizations.
Submissions are not accepted and faculty are nominated by their peers in the greater academic community. These teachers recognize students by writing an article on their work in the classroom. Contributing faculty also write about a teaching experience, or an educational themed work such as curriculum design, innovative teaching practice, or work completed with students or in support of student learning.
Contributors to Focal Plane nominate two additional faculty members from institutions other than their own for consideration of inclusion in future issues. From these eight nominees the board of directors selects four faculty whom fit together best thematically, aesthetically or geographically.
The target market for Focal Plane magazine is photography educators in higher education institutions and secondary schools along with their students. Distribution is through schools of art & communications, university and college libraries, local retailers and book stores. Subscriptions and individual copies are also sold through the magazine website.
Please consider making a donation to Focal Plane. At this time the business in in the process of becoming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. When this happens your contribution will be fully tax-deductible.
Your donation supports our mission of promoting the work of photography educators both in and outside of the classroom. All staff members at Focal Plane are volunteer and receive no money for their roll with the publication. Support from people like you make possible the printing and distribution of the magazine, along with the awarding of stipends to participating faculty.
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