what's pdfX12|photo documentary folioX12?
pdfX12 is an online, monthly free photo journal that presents and features a series of photos by various photojournalists living and working in various communities around the world.
These photos tell poignant stories about people who are facing harsh social, economic, environmental and political conditions.
Photojournalists presented here are those, with their own resources and energy, who have chosen to dedicate their life's work to documenting certain human issues in order to bring about greater attention to harsh human conditions that many people would brush aside. It is thus very important that the voices of these photojournalists, who are living and working in communities that they are documenting, are heard through this type of online venue, which everyone can access.
Originally, we had thought of presenting this online magazine only to a Japanese audience, but now we have broadened it to a worldwide audience. The awareness of various human issues facing humanity is greatly needed in Japan, just as in other parts of the world. Published photos and text will be in English and Japanese. Presented will be high-quality photos with written stories shared by the photojournalists themselves.
what's reminders project?
The reminders (something or someone to make one remember) project was inaugurated in 2000 as a website and series of photo exhibitions. Reminders is a name that refers simultaneously to the photographer, the subject and the people who see it.
By simply reading a paper or watching the news on TV, people can consider
what is happening elsewhere in the world as somebody else's business. Even though problems remain unsolved, people forget about the issues very quickly. Or, if an issue does not attract attention in the first place, it is as if nothing happened at all.
The reminders project, however, aims to tell as many people as possible what really happens around the world. We show images taken by photojournalists who understand their subjects deeply and continue to cover issues through their own viewpoints. In addition to covering these stories, The Reminders Project creates slide shows, workshops and both national and international photo exhibitions.
The reminders project has no set agenda as to how and where we present the works created. We also have no requirements on photographers' nationalities or their experience. But we have two fundamental ideas: to introduce our stories widely and to seek various viewpoints. Our ideal goal is for this projectfs stories to endure through time.
PDFX12 EDITORIAL TEAM
editor in chief
AKENO NIWAYAMA, SACHIKO YASUDA, TEPPEI ONISHI, YUKO ARAI
pdf production team
KISHIN SHIMOMOTO, MOTOE HORIKAWA, TERUMI K WRIGHT, KOICHI, MAYUKO ISHIKAWA
web technical advisor