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mdijb

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Black and white Magazine - Major screwup
« on: June 04, 2020, 01:56:45 pm »

I submitted a group of photos to the Black and White magazine portfolio contest and was a winner.  The work was to be published in their June,  2019 issue.  When I received the issue, I found that my mane , website and other data was attributed accurately, but the photographs were not mine--they were the work of another photographer!!  They were quite embarrassed and as part of the compensation they offered for this huge mistake, they promised to publish this work in the contest issue for 2020, and I agreed.

I just received the 2020 issue and my work is nowhere to be found!!   ARGRGGHHH!!!!.  It is hard to believe made the same error two years in a row   but there it is.

I have emailed the editor of course and await his reply.  What is so frustrating is that there seems to be no way to contact anyone at the magazine besides the editor--no one above him in the chain of command to complain to, or some place on the net where I can make this public.

ANy suggestions as to where I can shame them publicly?

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Re: Black and white Magazine - Major screwup
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2020, 06:10:34 pm »

Is it that important to you that you have to go out and get vengeance by shaming the magazine?
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Re: Black and white Magazine - Major screwup
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2020, 07:53:13 pm »

Yes.

This kind of incompetence and disrespect should be called out.

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Re: Black and white Magazine - Major screwup
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2020, 08:46:28 pm »

Well, if the magazine of that name I found was the correct one ( https://www.blackandwhitephotographymag.co.uk/about/ ), the title is owned by GMC Publications and their website shows contact details for them....................so maybe a route for you raise your concerns at a higher level that you seek?

https://www.thegmcgroup.com/pc/contact.asp

HTH?
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Re: Black and white Magazine - Major screwup
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2020, 04:10:43 am »

Is it that important to you that you have to go out and get vengeance by shaming the magazine?

Why not? He didn't complain publicly about the first mistake, only about the failure to honour the promise to make amends. Seems perfectly reasonable to me.

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Re: Black and white Magazine - Major screwup
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2020, 02:07:01 pm »

Why not? He didn't complain publicly about the first mistake, only about the failure to honour the promise to make amends. Seems perfectly reasonable to me.

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Re: Black and white Magazine - Major screwup
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2020, 06:51:46 pm »

Here is a link to correct Magazine

https://www.bandwmag.com/

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Re: Black and white Magazine - Major screwup
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2020, 08:51:31 pm »

Hmm I used to get their mag last copy I purchased was full of a huge mix of work some of which I really liked but lots of images I would of not printed. The mag stock is about a 6 on a scale from1-10. The good old days of printing seem to be disappearing. Funny with the risE in film sales one would think there still exists a place for a rag like B&W.

As a contest winner and if you we’re compensated u might have a claim but if you were only notified as to being a winner I doubt there is any recourse
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Re: Black and white Magazine - Major screwup
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2020, 10:16:17 am »

I think it is worth another nudge or two. They ought to be pretty embarrassed by now. And you might mention that their reputation will take a hit if word of this gets out...
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Re: Black and white Magazine - Major screwup
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2020, 10:58:04 am »

A magazine screwed up. Twice. It has never happened in the history of the world. Perhaps protesting and looting are in order.

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Re: Black and white Magazine - Major screwup
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2020, 06:17:51 pm »

A magazine screwed up. Twice. It has never happened in the history of the world. Perhaps protesting and looting are in order.

And it didn't affect you at all, so why should anyone make a fuss?

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Re: Black and white Magazine - Major screwup
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2020, 07:32:40 pm »

I can happily report that the magazine editor has responded, acknowledged the problem, and offered acceptable compensation by agreeing to publish my work in a subsequent issue.

Lets hope it actually happens this time.

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Re: Black and white Magazine - Major screwup
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2020, 10:30:25 pm »

I'll look for an update next year, or the year after...
Good luck!
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