PUNCTUM is a new photo magazine that will showcase contemporary photography from a Pan-Asiatic point of view. Each issue aims to present at least fourteen photo essays by Asian photographers that will be accompanied by texts that reflect on the reality expressed by the images. PUNCTUM will explore and enhance awareness of contemporary Asian photography in all its forms (reportage, artistic and fashion) internationally.
PUNCTUM will develop a platform for critical discussion of contemporary Asian photography. PUNCTUM aspires to act as a link between Asia and the West to follow trends and developments in Asian photography.
Why the name Punctum? Punctum is a term coined by the celebrated critic Roland Barthes in his classic essay “Camera Lucida”. Through this name, the magazine pays tribute to Barthes’ invaluable contributions to photography.