About us


Membrana – journal of photography is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting profound, bold and theoretically grounded conceptions of photography. Straddling the space between a scholarly journal and a visually daring publication, Membrana offers an open forum for critical reflection on the medium, photography theory, presenting both relevant analytical texts and exceptional visual projects. The journal is published biannually in summer and in winter in English and in Slovenian (under the title Fotografija) by the Ljubljana-based non-profit institute Membrana.

Membrana is committed to championing new voices and is open to unsolicited submissions for articles of original research, visual projects, essays and reviews. Please note that we rarely accept submissions of already written texts; we prefer to discuss possible themes in advance. This is why we have put in place a proposal system that can grant both editors and authors the time to ensure all submissions are well-considered.


Jan Babnik (independent researcher, Membrana Institute)
dr. Ilija T. Tomanić (University of Ljubljana)
Jaka Gerčar (assistant editor, University of Ljubljana)


Mark Curran (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland; Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
dr. Ana Peraica (independent researcher, educator, Croatia)
dr. Witold Kanicki (UAP Poznań, Poland)
Miha Colner (International Centre for Graphic Arts, MGLC, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Lenart Kučić (independent journalist, Pod črto, Slovenia)
Emina Djukić (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Jasna Jernejšek (independent researcher, curator, Slovenia)
dr. Asko Lehmuskallio (University of Tampere, Finland)
Devon Schiller (independent researcher, USA)
dr. Robert Hariman (Northwestern University, USA)
dr. Murat Germen (Sabanci University, Istanbul)
Alisha Sett (Jnanapravaha Mumbai, India)
dr. Andreia Alves De Oliveira


Membrana is an independent publisher based in Slovenia. It publishes journals Membrana and Fotografija and books from the field of photography theory. The institute also organises exhibitions, is engaged in research in the field of photography and in organisation of educational and discursive events.

Head: dr. Jan Babnik
Publishing: Jaka Gerčar
Online journal development: Nataša Ilec
Curatorial: Jasna Jernejšek, Emina Djukić
Head of research: dr. Ilija T. Tomanić
Design: Primož Pislak

ISSN: 2463-8501
eISSN: 2712-4894
publisher: Membrana, Maurerjeva 8, 1000 Ljubljana • phone.: +386 (0) 31 777 959 • email: info@membrana.org
translations: Sonja Benčina, Jaka Andrej Vojevec, Tom Smith
proofreading: Tom Smith, Sonja Benčina
design: Primož Pislak
printing: Cicero • print-run: 400

Maurerjeva 8
1000 Ljubljana
Tax. no.: 15620786


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