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Welcome to FILE magazine. File published images that treated subjects in unexpected ways. Alternate takes, unconventional observations, odd angles — the photographs in the collection reinterpret traditional genres. The pictures say this better than we can.

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FILE MAGAZINE REBORN

The FILE Magazine is back in the beginning of 2017! We couldn’t be happier to be up and running again and we’d like to thank everyone who made that possible. Special thanks to our sponsors from Binary Option Robot for their support.

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FILE MAGAZINE: 2004 – 2010

It’s Been Fun. After six great years, the editors of FILE have decided to call it a day. Thanks to all of the talented and generous contributors who made this an amazing experience, both to curate and to visit. The Collection and The Projects will reamin for posterity.

Missing Persons. Every once in a while, due to the vagaries of Gmail or our own sheer incompetence (usually the latter), we lose track of the artist behind a photo that we want to publish. Fortunately, this is a rare occurance, but we still have a few lonely strays that we would like like to match up with their owners. Check out our “Anonymous” contributions and help us give the photographers the credit they deserve. Let us know if you figure one out, and if you are right, we will give you an exciting prize.
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FAVORITE PROJECTS

PICTURES

BY JEFF BRIDGES


Pictures is a selection of images from Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges’ book Pictures, which contains photographs shot between takes and behind-the-scenes on movie sets using a Widelux camera.

TOY CAMERA

BY VARIOUS ARTISTS

FILE is pleased to present a Toy Camera, a selection of images submitted for our Toy Camera Contest.

THREE SISTERS

BY MARSHALL SOKOLOFF

Three Sisters, by photographer Marshall Sokoloff, is a series of stunning photographs of three ships from a Polish steamship line in Toronto.

SURREAL LINE

BY CHUTNEY BANNISTER

Surreal Line is a series of images by photographer Chutney Bannister that feature advertising photos juxtaposed with riders on the London Underground.

AIR CONDITIONERS OF PHILADELPHIA

BY BRUCE GRANT

QUIET PASSAGE

BY AISLINN LEGGETT

Quiet Passage is a project by photographer Aislinn Leggett that features a series of diptychs, in which she tries to create “visual short stories.”

UPSIDE TOWN

BY ANAT SAFRAN

Upside Town is a selection of toy camera double exposures by photographer Anat Safran.

ARCHIVE OF ALL PROJECTS

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