Meero presents Blind, its magazine dedicated to photography culture
Meero, the international start-up with a mission to allow photographers to devote themselves fully to their passion, presents Blind, its new online magazine dedicated to photography culture around the world.
Supported by Meero, which has a community of 60,000 photographers, Blind aims to democratize photography, which is often considered inaccessible. This project comes from Meero's desire to offer photographers a space for reading, reflecting and understanding the image that is changing exponentially today. The magazine is intended to be a source of inspiration for all photography lovers, whether professional or not.
This webzine offers free daily articles on all the latest photography news in France and abroad. Readers will find unpublished portfolios of young photographers, interviews with well-known personalities like Raymond Depardon, Valérie Belin and Roger Ballen, technical advice and videos. Blind also benefits from an international network of journalists who are experts in photography in Paris, New York, Rio de Janeiro, London and Shanghai.
The Blind project emerged in January 2019 under the leadership of freelance photographer Maxime Riché and director of photography at Meero. Coline Olsina, a photography historian, joined the adventure followed by Jean-Baptiste Gauvin, a journalist specialized in photography, completed the team this summer. Jonas Cuénin, Editorial Director of Blind, brings his experience and expertise in current photography.
Why the name Blind?
Blind is a nod to the famous "Blind Woman" portrait by American photographer Paul Strand, which ushered in a new era in photography. Its name also refers to the blindness that can occur as a result of the overabundance of images today.
Find us on Facebook (@Blindmagazine) and Instagram (@yourenotblind).
Historian of photography, she participated in the realization of the exhibitions Splendeurs et misères. Images de la prostitution, 1850 - 1910 and Qui a peur des femmes photographes ? at the Musée d'Orsay. She continued her studies at the Polka Gallery and then at the Sage Gallery in Paris where she specialized in contemporary Italian photography.
Journalist and author, he has worked for the magazines L'Œil de la photographie and Point culture, in the culture department of Radio Classique and for the program Invitation au voyage broadcast on Arte. He is co-author of the book Au bord with photographer Benjamin Hoffman and books Magma and Jackpot ! with the painter Felix Deschamps-Mak. In 2016, he received the second place prize in the APAJ competition “Carnets sonores” from Libération and France Culture.
Photographer and journalist, he was the editor-in-chief of the magazines L'Oeil de la photographie and Camera in New York City. He is also the author of the interview with Quentin Bajac of Claude Iverné's book Bilad es Sudan, published by Xavier Barral Publishing. In parallel with his journalistic work, he worked in photography and his images were published in Le Nouvel Observateur, Le Figaro, Mediapart, Elle and Le Parisien.
Created in 2016, Meero’s mission is to contribute to the world of photography by giving photographers the possibility to dedicate themselves entirely to their passion. From generating additional revenue to client prospection, invoicing and payments to post-production and delivery, Meero facilitates activity for creatives while taking care of all the time-consuming tasks that can slow down their daily activities.
Meero is the go-to solution for both creative business management tools and inspiring educational content. With Meero, photographers have access to not only a wide range of accounting, CRM systems, and marketing tools but also a growing list of masterclasses, technical tutorials, inspiring documentaries, photographer meet-ups across 35 countries, a bi-lingual magazine and a foundation to support photography.