If You Leave began life as Laurence Von Thomas’ personal online visual diary in 2009. It has since become an invaluable resource for striking contemporary photography and developed into a Tumblr with nearly half a million followers, spawned exhibitions across the globe and four printed editions.
To take the next step, IYL went to Kickstarter to fund an ambitious open submission photography competition and whittled down the thousands of entries into the If You Leave Showcase 2104, accompanied by two complimentary editions of the brand new If You Leave Magazine.
If You Leave Magazine issue two ‘PM’ launches at Huck’s 71a Gallery in Shoreditch on Tuesday November 2, 7-11. Together with issue one ‘AM’, the magazine doubles as a catalogue for the IYL Showcase 2014 and features interviews, reviews, short stories and photography commissions.
Head down to 71a to see 20 images selected by If You Leave’s 2014 Showcase judging panel, which includes Huck, alongside Dazed and Confused, It’s Nice That, NOWNESS, The Guardian, The British Journal of Photography, Self Publish Be Happy and others.
If You Leave Magazine Presentation + Showcase Pop-Up is at 71a Gallery, Leonard Street, EC2A 4QS from 7-11.
If you can’t wait to get your hands on If You Leave Magazine issue two ‘PM’ pick up a copy at the launch or preorder it here.