Format: art collective + quarterly print publication
Location: los angeles, california
Dates: april 2017 - june 2021
Current Status: closed
SOVO// was brought about by a convergence of creatives, from a multitude of artistic backgrounds to employ experimental storytelling techniques with transformative results.
SOVO// believes that ideas and creative innovation often originate in surprising or overlooked places. Our ethos centers on ingenuity and engagement; we aim to inspire, encouraging introspective considerations on the nature of being, and to help our readers discover surprising perspectives of themselves and the world around them. SOVO// seeks an inclusive community prioritizing underrepresented demographics.
Our signature production is the quarterly limited edition print magazine which is tailored to a theme or topic of interest. Experimental format and printing techniques allow the viewer to feel the magazine itself as an artistic experience. SOVO// only publishes original photography shot on film, and all offset printing is undergone in Los Angeles. SOVO// has published 35, 120, 4×5, 116, 616, 600, and FP-100c film, as well as stills from Super 8, 16mm, and VHS. While no two editions are alike, all reflect the internal process of the individual’s personal exploration to self-express.
In addition to these tangible publications, SOVO// hosts an online platform, manages a private collection of fine art, and offers an annual writers residency. Growth and learning through development and healing are core to our frame of approach. We aim to facilitate the visionary, risky, breathtaking, life-changing, and incendiary ideas that might not find support elsewhere.
Farida Amar, Publisher + Creative Director
Contributing Artists: Adam Hutsell, Arjun Ray, Ashley Guo, Autumn Palen, Blake Jensen, Caylin Ellowitz, Caroline Cox, Christos Tejada, Emily Colvin, Erika Çilengir, Genna Moroni, Jack X Proctor, Jacob Limon, Jeff Leavitt, Kemal Çilengir, Kio Griffith, Kythe Heller, Lauren Davis, Lauren Lakin, Lawrence Lanoff, Li Pallas, Lorrin Brubaker, Lynsey Saunders, Maranda Stelly, Marcus Soto, Marizó Siller, Meka Tome, Nedda Afsari, Niko Sonnberger, Rowynn Dumont, Sam Kelly, Sarah London, and Tyler Hubby, Alejandro Ohlmaier, Alex Kozela, Alex Powers, Ali Babu Che, Allen Sovory II, Alyesha Wise, Amanda Roberts, Andru Perez, Anthony Carfello, Anya Johnson, Ben Tse, Brad Wilder, Dr. Cara Quant, Casey Parsons, Cheryl Agustin, Chiho Harazaki, Daniel Smith, Damian Gomes, Daniel Yoo, Elyse Cizek, Genie Davis, Gianfranco Cioffi, Gina Canavan, Greg Salyer, Ph.D., Hannah Martin, Hassan Galdary, Heidi Miller, Ian Gresik, Jackson Rockwell, Jelena Markovic, Jennica Mae, Jessica Scicchitano, John Calabrese, Jon Pham, Jovette Elise Cutaiar, Kate Ferguson, Keldine Hull, Ken Whiting, Kevin Carter, Kevin Knighton, Labkhand Olfatmanesh, Lela Lois Beard, Marlee Sherwin, Meeno Peluce, Megan Warden, Milana Burdette, Molly Simon, m. ouse, Nicky Loomis, Patrick Mattes, Patrick Quinn, Pete Helvey, Peter Da Silva, Ross Farrar, Ruth Adkins Robinson, Scott Listfield, Shannon M. Hoffman, Shaun Lang, Tobias Levene, Vanessa de Horsey, Veronica An, Virginia Rand, Viktoria Raykova