The Campaign for ZEKE

We have learned a tremendous amount in the last two years since we started publishing ZEKE magazine, but one thing is for sure, we will need the support of people like yourself who appreciate documentary photography, the global issues that we feature, and the value that ZEKE brings to this discussion.

To ensure the sustainability of ZEKE, we are launching The Campaign for ZEKE.

 

Your support for this effort will make sure that we can continue to publish into the future.

There are few opportunities today to showcase documentary photography in the printed form, and ZEKE magazine is one of them. But ZEKE has always been about more than the image--we believe in using the image as a way to inform and inspire our readers about global issues that concern us all. And each issue of ZEKE contains essays providing background context and resources.

A $17 subscription to ZEKE covers less than half of our operating costs


While our subscribers and the photography community love what we are doing, publishing a print magazine about global issues cannot survive solely on the traditional revenue models of subscriptions and advertising. If it could, LIFE magazine as we know it would still be publishing today.


We currently distribute 3,000 copies of ZEKE throughout the world. These include both subscriptions and single-issue sales through bookstores and news stands. But the revenue from the sale of these copies only covers less than half the cost of actually producing the magazine.


We cannot continue to publish unless we make up this difference through other means and have therefore established The Campaign for ZEKE to enable us to sustain publishing on a regular basis. We hope you can support this fund with a generous contribution today.


ZEKE and SDN is very fortunate to now have a nonprofit fiscal sponsor, Talking Eyes Media, that will accept tax-deductible charitable contributions on our behalf. They do this because your support of ZEKE furthers their charitable mission of using media to educate people about important issues. Your support of ZEKE magazine, through Talking Eyes Media, is 100% tax-deductible.

How to make a tax-deductible contribution to The Campaign for ZEKE

To make an online credit card donation, please click here.

To make a donation by check, please click here to download a donation form.

Contribution levels and gifts you will receive

To show our appreciation for your support, we want to give back to you the following benefits for helping us continue to publish ZEKE.

$2,500 or more

  • A lifetime subscription to ZEKE magazine

  • A high quality 12 x 18 inch print on fine art photo paper of a photograph from ZEKE

  • Option to be listed as Founding Sponsor

  • A full-page ad in ZEKE promoting any cause, issue, event, service, or person you want. ZEKE will offer to design the ad*


$1,000-$2,499

  • A lifetime subscription to ZEKE magazine

  • A high quality 12 x 18 inch print on fine art photo paper of a photograph from ZEKE

  • Option to be listed as a Benefactor


$500-$999

  • A five-year subscription to ZEKE magazine or extend your current subscription by five years

  • A high quality 10 x 15 inch print on fine art photo paper of a photograph from ZEKE

  • Option to be listed as a Sustainer


$250-$499

  • A five-year subscription to ZEKE magazine or extend your current subscription by five years

  • A 10 x 15 inch print of a photograph from ZEKE

  • Option to be listed as a Supporter


$100-$249

  • A three-year subscription to ZEKE magazine or extend your current subscription by three years

  • Option to be listed as a Contributor


$50-$99

  • A one-year subscription to ZEKE magazine or extend  your current subscription by one year

  • Option to be listed as a Donor



* Ad is subject to terms and conditions of advertising in ZEKE magazine.