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click to enlarge PHOTO BY LIV JONSE
  • Photo by Liv Jonse

Pomegranate Press

Pomegranate Press is a split Philadelphia/Orlando operation run by Jesse Feinman (here) and Alexander Rotondo (there). Pomegranate issues beautiful limited-run photo zines and books, each showcasing a single photographer, and has been active for about one year.

What sort of titles have you released thus far?

As of now we've released strictly photography-based works – with the exception of a split monograph between Alex and I, which featured about a dozen of my poems. I'd say that each Pomegranate release, as of now, deals with youth in some capacity – whether that be through depictions of love, angst, anxiety, fear, elation – the things that make up youth (both good and bad), you know, are present in each body of work.

Why zines?

Long answer: I've been besotted with zines and printed works since I was about 15 years old, and I know Alex has also had a fascination with them for quite some time. Something about holding a physical copy of, like, I don't know, a collection of photos or poems or interviews or whatever ... it's an irreplaceable feeling (for me, at least). I'm a total, complete nerd about the whole world of zines and photobooks. The different kinds of paper, the different printing methods ...

click to enlarge PHOTO BY LIV JONSE
  • Photo by Liv Jonse

How do you discover the people whose work you release?

Alex and I aren't entirely new to this world, and the community of people involved in it is somewhat small and tight-knit. I guess just from making zines and art for a while now we've met a lot of really talented people who are geographically pretty far from us. That being said, every person we've worked with, up until this point, has been someone we've known personally. I especially like (and honestly insist upon) working with my friends over strangers just because, to be frank, I'm not good at running a "business" or something super serious.

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