Reddit Gave Away $110,000 to Make 8 Subreddits’ Dreams Reality

The cover of the zine created by r/analog is shown. It features old film cartridges.

When most people think of Reddit, they don’t typically think of physical objects. Therefore the Project by r/analog was so interesting to me. It was Reddit, which is synonymous with the internet, in physical form.

r/analog used money from the community funds to create a zine showcasing film photography created by its members. The book with over 200 pages shows member photos of nature, landscapes, architecture, buildings and more. In an interesting crossover between online and offline, some photos identify their photographer by their Reddit username, while others use their real name.

In the introduction to the zine, members of r/analog explain that their project aimed to integrate the film, the old, and the digital, the new. They also explained that seeing something in physical form allows one to appreciate it more.

“We’re taking the power of digitizing analog images so they can be shared and collected over the web, and then present them in print. Bringing back the physicality lost in the process while embracing new technologies,” the members wrote. “Hopefully, the images presented in this zine will gain more appreciation, rather than just seeing them as images in an endless feed.”

The zine is free and can be downloaded from this post on r/analog. People who want a physical copy can get one for 10€used for storage, organization and handling. Reddit Gave Away $110,000 to Make 8 Subreddits’ Dreams Reality

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