Zine Culture and Self-Publishing in the New East

Discover the DIY publishing scene of the New East and beyond at this panel discussion and zine sale with JEZGA magazine’s Anna Rosova and Fresh From Poland‘s Gosia Fricze

Self-publishing, or samizdat, was how censored writers, thinkers and underground artists disseminated their work in the Soviet Union. Zine culture in today’s New East remains a way for free thinkers to embrace photography, fashion, art and literature on their own terms.

We’ll be in conversation with Anna and Gosia about their publications and DIY publishing in Latvia, Poland and beyond.

You’ll also be able to discover and purchase a diverse range of remarkable New East zines publications from the Calvert 22 Bookshop. 

This event is part of the New East Photo Weekend, which kicks off the New East Photo Prize 2018 exhibition at Calvert 22 Foundation. More info here.


JEZGA is a printed magazine which aims to unite and export Latvian and Eastern European art, fashion and culture. Our goal is to support and show young emerging talent, and to create an exciting platform for their work.

About Fresh From Poland

Fresh From Poland is an art platform created in 2014 out of the need to fill the gap in publishing and promoting new Polish photography worldwide. In addition to daily online publications, the platform expands its activities with events, exhibitions, books and zines.

About Anna Rosova

Anna Rosova is the editor and founder of JEZGA. Originally from Latvia, she works as a photographer in London.

About Gosia Fricze

Gosia Fricze is the co-founder, Events Manager and Fundraising Manager of Fresh From Poland.

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Image: From the cover of JEZGA vol. 1. with photography by Kristine Madjare and styling by Arita Varzinska.