The technicians have finally emerged from the basement at Source Headquarters with the first Source Digital Edition and it's available to read on your computer, ipad, iPhone and Android devices. The current Photography and Literature issue is available now and digital subscribers will also have access to the last eleven back issues for free.
If you're already a Source reader we are still committed to producing the print issue of the magazine but for some people the Digital Edition will make reading Source easier. For international readers it will provide a much cheaper way to subscribe. From now on, getting a recent back issue will be a few clicks away. For those unfamiliar with the magazine we hope the ease of getting the Digital Edition encourages them to try Source for the first time.
Despite neither of the editors having mobile phones we want to embrace the opportunities presented by the digital era to provide a rich experience for Source readers. At the moment the Digital Edition has live links to gallery and publishers' websites and in future we will have space to supplement reviews with additional images. It will also allow us to integrate video and audio interviews to add to the feature content of the magazine.
So what’s in the Digital Edition today? Source 75, Summer 2013, has articles on the photographically illustrated novel, the relationship between Swiss writer Robert Walser and Robert Frank and a comparison of the literary and photobook markets. There are new portfolios of photographs by Hannah Starkey, Joe Duggan and Dragana Jurisic. These are alongside the usual news, extensive reviews of exhibitions, books and self-published photobooks. In other words, it's all the goodness you find in the print edition but on your computer.