After Almost 80 Years, the End of & "Popular Photography" Magazine has Sadly Arrived | Light Stalking

After Almost 80 Years, the End of & “Popular Photography” Magazine has Sadly Arrived

By Russell / March 7, 2017


How many of us remember the '30s? Not many – especially photographers, but it was in May of 1937 that Popular Photography Magazine was widely available at newsstands to buy across the States.
No longer will the company be publishing content – a sad sign of the times.
Here's what the first issue looked like, in case you were wondering – a real sense of innocence you might think?

The very first issue of the magazine – May, 1937

Around 6 months ago, the photography publisher announced a bi-weekly publication of the magazine, so perhaps they had an idea that it was coming to a final close soon. Friday, March 10th will see the final and last publication of the magazine in print which also means no new content to be published on either.

American Photo Magazine is the sister publication of the famous pop photo brand (only available on the web) and will also cease to publish any new content as of this Friday.

A company-wide email went out this week from Eric Zinczenko, the CEO of Bonnier (the parent company of these two titles) announcing the news. It's a big shame as Popular Photography had built a huge long-standing reputation on quality content really geared towards the readers.

About the author


Russell is a self-taught photographer who loves travel and capturing life as it unfolds. Having lived in the far east for a few years with some long term travel, this catalyzed his new-found passion for photography. Lifestyle, Food, and Event Photography are areas he enjoys most.


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