Aint–Bad is an independent publisher of new photographic art. Founded in Savannah, Georgia, the collective is dedicated to publishing contemporary photography and text to support a progressive community of artists from around the world through online web features, printed periodicals, monographs, and exhibitions.
Aint–Bad reveals an ever-more urgent, critical conversation about the human condition by way of thought provoking imagery. The periodicals address specific cultural themes or observations, open for interpretive energy. Each monograph is an intimate project with a hand selected artist, printed in small editions with the best materials available.
We are focused on offering unique and affordable pricing structures for our various partnership opportunities. If you are interested in working with us, please send an email to Carson@aint-bad.com, we promise that we won’t let you down!
Aint–Bad is dedicated to partnering with brands and organizations, galleries, art fairs and social spaces to launch each issue, host exhibitions, create content, and to share our community. Among other events and venues we have collaborated with:
MoMA PS1, Atlanta Contemporary, Morris Museum, Oglethorpe Gallery, Klomp Ching Gallery, Filter Photo, The Photographer’s Gallery SPE (Society of Photographic Education), MailChimp, Savannah College of Art And Design.
If you would like to work with Aint–Bad to host an event or exhibition please contact
Aint–Bad is a small operation, but we are growing. We love nothing more than partnering with brands that have similar ideas and goals. We want to be mutually beneficial. Although we are always open to new and exciting ways to work together, below are some suggestions:
Web advertisements: banner ads and sidebar ads are available on a short and long-term basis.
Advertisements in our weekly and daily newsletters are available in limited quantities. In addition to our regular newsletters, dedicated single subject newsletters advertising your brand, event, etc are available in very limited quantities.
Aint–Bad loves social media, and our followers love us most of the time… We maintain a growing presence on Instagram and Facebook and enjoy promoting brands and organizations on both platforms.
Being an independent publisher in 2018 is hard. We love challenges, but sometimes we need a little extra help. Financial contributions are immensely helpful to our annual operating budget, and if money is not your thing, we always appreciate help promoting our publications, our call for entries, and our brand as a whole.
These organizations felt the urge to publicly display affection for our magazines, books, and online content. We love them back.
Vice Magazine, Creator’s Project, It’s Nice That, Lenscratch, FlakPhoto, Humble Arts Foundation, Boooooooooooom, Oxford American.
Like most things in life, seeing is believing. We love showing our publications to readers and creatives at book fairs, conferences, and events all over the country. We are always looking for new opportunities to showcase our work, and attend the following events annually :
Independent Art Book Fair, New York Art Book Fair, Filter Photo Festival, SPE National, LA Art Book Fair, Atlanta Art Book Fair, PhotoNOLA, Photo Lucida Art Book Fair, Boston Art Book Fair, LES Art Book Fair, Philadelphia Art Book Fair and the Chicago Art Book Fair to name a few.
Aint–Bad’s readers are passionate about the current state of the arts and contemporary photography. They are interested in learning and growing within the medium of photography.
Most photographers would agree with the thought that nothing beats holding a physical printed object in your hands. Aint–Bad feels the same way. We view the magazine as an art journal and collectible object think of the white pages as the walls of a gallery. We have been dedicated to printing our magazines since 2011.
Aint–Bad is published once a year, usually in September. Each issue is published in a limited edition between 500 and 1500 copies. All publications are offset printed on the best materials available by some of the best printing presses in the world.
The majority of our sales come from our website where you can purchase any Aint–Bad publication and have it shipped anywhere in the world. We attend book fairs and conferences throughout the year in various parts of the country in order to interact with our readers face to face and share the newest publications with In addition to the web store, we distribute small amounts of product to various art bookstores around the country. Our main distributors are PDG and Antenne Books. We are always looking for more ways to share out products.
Aint–Bad was established in 2011. Today it is run by passionate individuals who encourage the promotion of contemporary photography and text to support a progressive community of artists from around the world through online web features, printed periodicals, monographs, and exhibitions. Aint–Bad reveals an ever-more urgent, critical conversation about the human condition by way of thought-provoking imagery. The periodicals address specific cultural themes or observations, open for interpretive energy. Each monograph is an intimate project with a hand-selected artist, printed in small editions.
The brand supports local and international initiatives by working together with artists, curators, and institutions to help foster a creative community. Aint–Bad is maintained by two of the original founders with the help of thirteen incredible staff members and growing. The office and studio is based in Savannah, Georgia and editorial staff are based in all regions of the country.
Our website functions as a platform for emerging and established photographers. Aint–Bad shows full bodies of work from a different photographer each day of the week. The website also functions as a platform for advertising call for entries, updates, and last but not least, an online shop where all publications can be purchased anywhere in the world.
Aint–Bad.com sees an average of 60,000 page views each month with a growing audience.
Aint–Bad loves social media. @aintbad receives an average of 100,000 impressions each week. (Impressions are the total number of times posts have been seen in a week). Currently, the Instagram account has 47,000 followers.
Aint–Bad has been utilizing Facebook since it’s inception. The account sees an average of 1,200 views per post and currently has over 13,500 followers.
Aint–Bad has developed a consistent channel of communication through newsletters. The weekly and daily emails function as a way to spread the word about new artists featured on the website, events and updates, call for entries, and new publications available for purchase. Our newsletters reach 6,000 with a growing audience.
Aint–Bad works exclusively with Nectar Ads to showcase advertising. Nectar Ads is Curated Network of Leading Art & Design Publishers. Independent publishers that drive discussion and lead passionate arts communities. Their sites reach a highly targeted audience of artists, designers, arts enthusiasts, collectors, and industry professionals.