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Creative Camera (also known as "CC") was a monthly magazine on fine art photography and documentary photography. The successor to the very different (hobbyist) magazine Camera Owner (which had started in 1964), Creative Camera was published in England between 1968 and 2001.


Amanda Hopkinson, writing in The Guardian, called it an "immensely influential magazine".


The first editor was Bill Jay. Jay was ousted in 1969 and went on to found the short-lived Album. Colin Osman and Peter Turner took over. Turner left in 1978, and was replaced by Judy Goldhill. Replacing Mark Holborn, Susan Butler was coeditor from 1984 to 1986. Turner became editor again in 1986, on the occasion of Osman's sale of the magazine. Turner resigned in 1991 and David Brittain took over. Brittain changed the name to DPICT in January 2000 in response to emerging digital technology. The magazine closed eighteen months later.

The New New

In 1990, the photographers Henry Bond and Richard Burbridge guest edited a double issue showcasing emerging British photographers—"The New New" issue, October–November. The selection they made included the first published examples of photo-based artworks by Sarah Lucas, Damien Hirst and Angus Fairhurst. Bond's collaboration with the magazine continued as an ongoing series of artists' pages that ran as "openers"—appearing on the inside front cover and contents page. One spread, created by Hirst, depicted the mutilated corpse of a young man with wounds to the eyes, and was captioned 'Damien Hirst: Fig. 60 Self-inflicted injuries...'; another introduced Fairhurst's self-portrait 'Man Abandoned by Colour.'


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