BETA developments in photography is an image driven online magazine presenting portfolio spreads by some of the most interesting artists from the world of photography. The reach of BETA developments in photography is global and the style of imagery it presents is universal and broad, favouring no particular genre of photography over another. Text is deliberately sparse, with only a brief artist statement and a short bio by each participating artist in the publication.
The magazine was conceived by Ballarat International Foto Biennale [BIFB] founder and Festival Director Jeff Moorfoot as a vehicle to help maintain the profile of the festival, especially during the BIFB off year. BETA presented the same aesthetic as that which drove the BIFB under the twelve years of his stewardship
It is also the same aesthetic as that which drove the content of the photography presented at the festival, one which paid respect for the many and varied disciplines and styles of fresh contemporary international photography.
As of issue 20, BETA developments in photography is now published independently but will maintain the same editorial standards and quality that have driven the magazine over the first twenty issues. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, sister magazine '1000 Words [about photography]' has been suspended for the foreseeable future. We plan to maintain the free status of BETA developments in photography and keep the pages free of advertising.