European Photography (EP) is a German magazine for international contemporary art photography and new media, published in German and English. It was launched in 1980 by its editor/publisher, the photographer Andreas Müller-Pohle. Since 1993, it has been issued twice a year, in January and July, in a 240 x 300 mm format of 80 pages.
The magazine grew out of a 1970s publication Print Letter, against the background of the increasing accommodation of photography in art galleries and museums and lively interest from collectors. European Photography was devoted to the presentation of current photographic positions in media theory, and was heavily influenced in its early stages by the theories of media philosopher Vilém Flusser, whose writings appeared in the magazine. Initially representing young European photography, it soon turned to contemporary non-European developments, separately covering Australian and North American photography in two editions in 1985 (issue 23 and 24); “If you will, the title changed at that time from the literal to the metaphorical: Europe [representing] Trans-nationalism, pluralism, diversity.”
In parallel the magazine has maintained and updated a European Photo Galleries Guide, first published in 1981, later renamed the European Photography Guide.