Lindsay’s founder, editor and creative director Beth Wilkinson at Lindsay HQ. Photo by Heather Lighton.
Lindsay is a biannual print and online magazine celebrating the importance of different cultures and places around the world. It launched online in March 2017 and its first print issue was published in 2018. Founded and edited by Melbourne-based photographer and designer Beth Wilkinson, Lindsay is an independent magazine created in collaboration with brilliant and curious writers, photographers and artists from around the globe. Lindsay was founded in Australia, on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respect to their ancestors and elders—past, present and future—and value the role of storytelling in their culture, which is amongst the oldest living cultures in the world.
Named after Beth’s grandfather (Lindsay James Stanger), a man who documented the world with his many analog cameras—a collection Beth would later inherit—this publication echoes his approach to life: with an open mind, a thirst for learning and a love for sharing stories.
Every place is more than just a location: each has its own history, identity and feeling. Inspired by the way a Joan Didion essay can help you understand the complexities of city like L.A. or the moment in a Wong Kar-wai film when you feel the mystery of an old Hong Kong alley, Lindsay hopes to transport people. With essays mixed in with film reviews, interviews next to recipes, the thread that ties each piece together is place. Throughout the publication, film photography plays a leading role as an ode to the traditional and honest. Our photography captures moments rather than images, where storytelling takes precedence over perfect composition. We pride ourselves on publishing slow and meaningful journalism and timeless stories that we believe in.
Launching in a time when national borders are tightening and gentrification threatens diversity, Lindsay reminds people of the importance of preserving culture and welcoming difference. This is a platform where readers can understand and appreciate the culturally and geographically foreign, without having to experience them first-hand. It brings together diverse voices with a curious, open-minded approach to producing thoughtful and borderless editorial content.
Since launching, Lindsay has garnered readers in over 120 countries. Its printed publication is now available in more than one hundred stores in twenty countries, including Gucci Garden (Florence), Ofr (Paris), MoMA PS1 (New York), Daikanyama T-Site (Tokyo) and MCA (Sydney), just to name a few. Its founder Beth Wilkinson has spoken about the relationship between print and digital at the National Gallery of Victoria’s Melbourne Art Book Fair, written about starting her own business for The Saturday Paper, and spoken at Creative Mornings on the lessons learnt from self-publishing. Lindsay has been featured on Monocle 24, It’s Nice That, Stack, The Design Files and ABC Radio National. It has hosted events at Heide Museum of Modern Art, ACMI and McNally Jackson and won a Distinction for Publication Design at the 2018 AGDA Design Awards.