TPOTY finalist Jordan Banks has joined forces with Kav Dadfar to create JRNY – a cooperative travel magazine.

Travel Photographer of the Year finalist Jordan Banks has joined forces with fellow pro photographer Kav Dadfar to create JRNY – a cooperative travel magazine, crowdfunding for which opened today, March 1.

JRNY will be a 250+ page high-quality printed coffee-table magazine, featuring travel stories, essays and photography from some of the world’s most talented travel writers and photographers. It will be a collaboration of over 20 freelancers who will design, write, edit and produce this travel magazine. What’s more, the aim is to ensure every one of these contributors is paid handsomely for their time. So, they will be splitting all profits from this magazine equally among the contributors. 

Supporting freelancers

In a world dominated by lockdowns and restrictions, we all still crave to travel. This unprecedented pandemic has turned the world of travel on its head or rather on its knees. We have already seen some of the most famous brands disappear into an abyss. This obviously has had a huge knock-on effect on the thousands of freelancers out there who contributed to the many publications and brands in the travel industry. From writers to photographers, many have had work cancelled and, in some cases, have even had to change career.

Jordan and Kav have amassed a cast of some of the most respected travel writers in the UK to be a part of this project, as well as some of the most talented photographers from around the world. JRNY travel magazine aims to give some of these amazingly talented travel writers and photographers an opportunity to get back to doing their jobs and getting paid for it.

What to expect?

This is a magazine for those who love a sense of adventure. More ‘exploring’ rather than ‘resorts’. There will be a range of different travel experiences from a variety of destinations. Articles will be in the form of written features, roundups and photo essays. 

From unforgettable road trips to unique festivals around the world. From hiking in the wilderness to wildlife, these are travel experiences and adventures for you to enjoy, brought to life told by award-winning writers and photographers. The aim of the magazine is to inspire and stir that sense of adventure that we all share.

Why they need your support?

Without your support, this magazine won’t be possible. Jordan and Kav are creating this magazine to ensure that the amazing writers and photographers will still be able to inspire people after this pandemic has ended. But also, because the whole travel industry needs everyone to travel again one day. So, why not help them keep that wanderlust burning for the day when we can begin to head on our adventures again. VISIT THE JRNY CROWFUNDING PAGE

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