This is the Same Ocean is an annual journal centered on risograph and contemporary photography. Somewhat a hybrid, based between Berlin and Melbourne, they still like to think of themselves as an Australian publication. A stylistic exploration of self-publishing and print; they describe the journal as ‘an ongoing experiment in print and production methods, and an exercise in money haemorrhaging’.
Working closely with Dawn press, the journal is a collaboration between curator, editor and publisher Samuel Davison and risograph printer, Xavier Connelly.
Since they started in 2011, they have showcased work from photographers around the globe. Now in their fifth issue – their new design also infuses the talents of Dutch designer Marijn Degenaar.
Issue 5 features the work of five different photographers from across three cities: Daniel P. Shea & Brian Kanagaki (NYC), Ina Niehoff & Samuel J. Davison (Berlin) and Sarah Pannell (Melbourne).