I like this trend where photographers form groups and publish their work on a website or print something for sale. It certainly gives those looking to hire another resource to check out and like some agencies there’s often a thread between all the work so if you’re looking for a specific style you can spend some time exploring. Seems like a good way to build a fan base too.
The Collectors Guide To Emerging Photography– is an invite only, unique 180–page source book distributed to collectors, art dealers, gallery directors, photo editors, museum professionals, and independent curators. Published biennially, The Collector’s Guide aims to further Humble’s mission by bridging the gap between ambitious early-career photographers and often-unapproachable photography professionals and art institutions.
Lay Flat— a new print publication devoted to promoting the best in contemporary fine art photography and writing on the medium. Each issue is assembled by Shane Lavalette in close collaboration with a co-curator
Expiration Notice— will serve as an online gallery for those who’ve already lived a life, continue to do so, and have the quality goods long denied the glory of the the glossy magazines or gleaming white gallery walls.
Fjord— is a project that showcases the photography of young, up-and-coming photographers. The drastic shift in the way work is being presented today has become especially noticeable in the more technologically adept generation. Fjord’s goal is to bring together a collection of notable photographers from the internet and showcase their work in book form.
The Exposure Project— is a collection of emerging photographers taking an active approach in exposing and promoting new talent through exhibition, publication and online exposure. Formed in the fall of 2005, the goal of the project is to provide support, inspiration and community-based collaboration to emerging talent. Since its inception, The Exposure Project has hosted numerous exhibitions, has had online showcases, and has self-published 3 photo books.
Luceo Images— is a collection of photographers creating a space for fresh visual narratives. Luceo offers documentary, portraiture, and commercial photography as well as new media production on an assignment basis.
Aveum — Life, Time, Age.
The Society of Photographers — serves as a forum where members share photography as an art form. Select members are invited to submit work for review by all members of the Society on a monthly basis.
Piece of Cake — European network for contemporary images.
Image Works –Founded in 1998 by a group of large format photographers in the greater Phoenix area with a common interest in making the highest quality fine art photographic images, Imageworks is an organization committed to excellence in this art form.
Iris Photo Collective — Documenting people of color and their relationship to the world.
MJR — represents the next wave of great image makers. We are staking our claim in the future and will do our best to make this a cornerstone for everyone who finds themselves waiting to take the next big step towards becoming the next big thing.
Camera 80 — online photography gallery showcasing the work of young Romanian photographers
Photo Drifting — is a New York City based collective of creative professionals who document and share their lives via photographs. These photographs don’t relate nor do they have any concurrent theme or style. Instead, Photo Drifting represents different views of life in NYC.
This Is A Photoblog — We are a group of photographers who take turns giving each other creative assignments and have fun doing it.
Slate Grey Media — It is our mission to incubate, generate and deliver creative imagery for a global array of discerning clients in a friendly, fair and professional manner. We encourage and support each other’s creativity, inventively market ourselves and share resources in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration.
GAIA Photos — Your global team of local photojournalists. Follow the flow of new documentary photo features from a selected group of the world’s leading freelance photojournalists.
Alphabet Project — It involves 26 photographers from around the world. Each photographer has a first name that begins with an unique letter of the alphabet. Every two weeks the person whose letter of the alphabet it is sets a photographic task for both themselves and the other 25 photographers. The task that the photographer sets can be an adjective, a noun, a specific instruction, a verb etc but it must start with the same letter as the first letter in their name.
Burn Magazine — is an evolving journal for emerging photographers.
International League of Conservation Photographers — Our mission is to translate conservation science into compelling visual messages targeted to specific audiences
Unseen Photography — is a collective of contemporary photographers based in the UK
Remain In Light — This small group of select Bay Area photographers was originally formed to provide an agency which presents simple, reliable and artistic documentary images.
Shado Collective — is a group of photographers based in Tokyo.
The Range — is a New York based Non-Profit Organization of artists united by a common goal: We aim to pair the accomplished artist with their current subversive counterpart in the hopes of establishing a diverse networking outlet.
Statement Images — is a collective of photographers with a curiosity for the world which they wish to explore through imagery, whether still or moving. The collective started in late 2008 as members became disillusioned at the quality, style, impact and the direction photography in the mainstream press was heading.
I know there are many more, so add any you know about in the comments and I’ll get them listed.