About

Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism is a bimonthly publication of the Visual Studies Workshop, a non-profit media arts center located in Rochester, New York.

For over 40 years, Afterimage has been an important voice in the media arts. Afterimage features unique, high-quality coverage of the visual arts, photography, independent film and video, new media, and alternative publishing, covering important issues and debates within art history, visual and cultural studies, media studies, and related fields. Each issue is a mix of in-depth feature articles, conference and festival reports, book and exhibition reviews, and dozens of citations on new scholarly titles, artist’s books, and exhibition catalogs.

Afterimage online offers even more content, featuring online-exclusive reports, reviews, artists’ portfolios and videos, and over three hundred free notices for jobs, calls-for-work, exhibitions, and screenings.

 

Editorial Calendar
Download a PDF of our upcoming editorial calendar:
Editorial Calendar Volume 42
(July/August 2013–May/June 2014)

History
Coming soon!

FROM THE ISSUE

Current Issue, Vol. 45, no. 4

PORTFOLIO
Shrukk (Knot) by Mudabbir Ahmad Tak


EXHIBITION REVIEW
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment / Elliott Erwitt: Pittsburgh 1950 by Marjorie Backman

PREVIOUS ISSUE
Vol. 45, nos. 2 &3



PORTFOLIO
Citizen by Michael Danner


PORTFOLIO
Shame by Elissa Levy

ONLINE EXCLUSIVES


REPORT
Image Text Ithaca Symposium


FEATURE
Film as Verb: Documentary Imperfection in the Post-Factual Era by Gabrielle McNally


DOSSIER
Speculations and Inquiries on New Participatory Documentary Environments


DOSSIER
Toward a Theory of Participatory New Media Documentary


DOSSIER
Documentary Untethered, Documentary Becoming


DOSSIER
Collaborative Documentary Practice: Histories, Theories, Practices

DOUBLE EXPOSURE

Silos by Andria Hickey and Matthew Chasney

INKLIGHT
Inklight is a meeting place for words and images. We invite photographers to submit their work and writers to respond creatively. MORE…
ARTICLE SEARCH
Looking for something? Search our vast article archive by title, author, issue, or keyword. MORE…
PORTFOLIO ARCHIVE
Each issue, Afterimage invites visual artists to create a portfolio of their work. Presented here is a growing archive of these artists’ portfolios. MORE…
NOTICES
Browse hundreds of media art events, grants, fellowships, and opportunities. MORE…

BACK ISSUES
Over forty years of Afterimage back issues and individual articles are available for purchase!

PREVIOUS ISSUE
Vol. 45, nos. 2 & 3

Afterimage online is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.