Fraction Magazine is an online venue dedicated to fine art, contemporary photography and brings together diverse bodies of work by established and emerging artists from around the globe. Fraction is published on a monthly basis, and has shown portfolios from more than 300 photographers.
The concept of Fraction was born in 2007 on Route 66 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The first issue went live in May 2008, and featured four New Mexican artists. Without any advertising and just an announcement through social media, the Fraction website got thousands of hits. Within days, the issue was viewed by people in 11 countries. The second issue went live July 2008, and the audience and the traffic continued to grow. With that growth came a widening of the scope of the magazine to include artists from outside the region and then outside the United States.
Fraction Magazine began as a way to showcase photography that deserved to be seen and perhaps was not getting exposure, and that impulse still guides the selection of every photographer featured. Fraction challenges viewers to look beyond the single image and explore each photographer’s vision and story by viewing full portfolios of photographs.
Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief
David Bram is the editor, co-founder, and curator of Fraction Magazine. David has reviewed portfolios at over 25 national and international events including Review Santa Fe, Fotofest, PhotoLucida, PhotoNOLA, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Medium, Filter and the Mount Rokko Photo Festival in Kobè, Japan. He was a juror for Review Santa Fe in 2010 as well as a frequent juror for Critical Mass. He was a reviewer at Fotofest Moscow in August 2011 and a curator at the Lishui Photography Festival in China in November 2011. In September 2010, David was the recipient of the Griffin Museum of Photography’s Rising Star Award. In 2015, David curated Fraction of a Second, a group exhibition of 45 Fraction photographers for the University of New Mexico Art Museum and 516 Arts.
David was also the co-creator of Flash Powder Projects, which hosted invite-only retreats for photographers and worked collaboratively with artists to publish photobooks.
from the editor. . .
I have the best job in the world. I am a curator of photography whose only limiting framework is my own taste and photographic eye. The viewers are my stakeholders, and I can curate from the collection of rich talent I meet at photography events and discover online. The issues of Fraction I have created have culminated in a rich archive of photography that represents what I feel is current and important in the medium. - David Bram
Assistant Editor and Web Queen
Bree Lamb is a photographer and educator based in New Mexico. She is Assistant Editor to David and website tech support.
Leo Hsu is a photographer and educator in Pittsburgh. He is also an independent curator and a former news photographer who holds a PhD in anthropology from New York University.
Lauren Greenwald is an Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of South Carolina. She lives and works in Columbia, SC.
a bit more. . .
Fraction was founded in March 2008 by David Bram and Joshua Spees. The Fraction logo was created by Janice Davidson. In the Spring of 2014, Fraction was redesigned and moved to Squarespace by Bree Lamb. Click here to read about the Fraction team. Read what some of the Fraction artists have to say about being featured.
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