Issue #1 · May 14, 2023
Hey there, film shooters. Welcome to the inaugural issue of This Week in Film Photography. Here is our roundup of what’s going on in the wide, amazing world of film photography—everything from industry news to effusive camera-gasms. If you have some film photo news you’d like to share or gossip you’d like to spread, hit us up.
In the News
Jake Shivery brings film photography into the 21st century. The owner of Blue Moon Camera talks about running his analog camera shop in Portland and his retail plans for the future. Blue Moon has apparently never even bothered trying to sell a digital camera, and that decision is paying off.
Vienne Execution by Iconic Photos. A new post from the incredible site Iconic Photos, which explores the historical context of a single (usually film) photo. The subject of this particular post—the public execution of a Nazi collaborator—is difficult on many levels, but it’s absolutely worth the read. The article includes the photographer’s full roll of 35mm negatives.
Is Pentax finally going to produce a new 35mm film camera? The film-shooting world definitely wants one, and Pentax seems willing to produce it. But I still think the sure-to-be-pricey price tag will keep the vintage sellers in business.
Fujifilm has released its financial results for the fiscal year. Most of the company’s cash is coming from non-camera-related areas, but Instax is definitely helping keep the lights on.
Damn, It’s almost over. Today is the last day of Photobook Fest 2023 at the International Center of Photography. If you are in New York, you can hang with some leading photographers in the industry, check out publications from 50 publishers, and attend more than 20 book signings.
Oh my gawd, we love this: a selection of Girl Scout photo badges from the 1930s through the 1990s.