The February postcard swap is open! Sign up here: February Postcard Swap
One day back in December 2013 a friend shared with me Jai Tanju’s “Film Por Vida” Print Exchange Program You can see his blog here). It was fate. A few hours earlier I was thinking about the days when we used to write letters to each other and now those days are over. It’s kind of sad. Our words to each other only exist in the digital world which is fleeting and tenuous.
This also goes with our images. We use the internet to share our photography with each other which is great, but what if we shared something more tangible, like prints? Let’s make the mail fun again!
We are exchanging postcard sized prints of our original photography that you either print traditionally in a darkroom, or that you print on an inkjet printer.
Add your name to the list by filling out the form here. Fill it out and you will be invited once a month to participate in a swap where you will be assigned a person to send a postcard to.
Prints should be your own original photography. Make sure your postcard is standard: rectangular and no more than 4 inches (10 cm) high and 6 inches (15.24) long.
Digital and film photography are both welcome!
You can buy darkroom paper that has the postcard markings on the back! it is made by Illford. I have been using this for my black and white darkroom prints.
Websites that print postcards:
- Postcard on the Run (also a smartphone app)
- If you can suggest other sites please let me know in the comments
This website sells postcard supplies, including plastic sleeves to protect them! Check out this postcard album! And these 4×6 postcard backings.
let me know if you have any questions!
Here are some blog posts about the postcard exchange, for further reading.