Founded by Glen R. Serbin in 1977 and headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, Serbin Communications produces comprehensive online and print marketing for the creative community, primarily in the fields of photography and illustration.
The company is organized into three main divisions: an Artist Resources division, a Magazine division and an Internet division. We also create hand-crafted, limited edition, platinum photography books under a separate fine art imprint called Verso Limited Editions.
Marketing Resources for Photographers & Illustrators
Our Artist Resources division promotes the world’s leading commercial image makers with portfolio websites and printed talent directories. Art directors in advertising agencies, graphic design firms, corporations and publishing companies regularly refer to Serbin publications and websites when they need to hire professional freelance photographers, illustrators, animators, multimedia or 3D artists.
A series of books called AtEdge and the companion at-edge.com website showcase an elite group of 150 assignment photographers from around the world. Our annual illustration projects include the Directory of Illustration, the Medical Illustration Sourcebook, and PlayIllustration.com (Illustration/Design for Toys and Interactive Games).
Photographer’s Forum Magazine & Photo Contests
Serbin Communications’ Magazine division publishes the quarterly Photographer’s Forum Magazine for the emerging professional photographer and runs annual photo contests. Contest winners are published in the hard-cover books Best of Photography and the Best of College & High School Photography.
Web Design & Hosting
SiteDesignWorks.com is the Serbin Internet division that builds and hosts customized web sites for artists and creative professionals.
Fine Art Photography
Verso Limited Editions books are designed for individual private fine-art photography collectors, museums, galleries and other institutions with permanent photography collections. Verso emerged in 2007 with the publication of Magnum Founders, In Celebration of Sixty Years, a hand-bound, limited-edition collection of platinum prints by the four founding members of Magnum Photos (Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David Seymour). The book was awarded the Distinguished Leadership in Photojournalism award at the 65th Annual Pictures of the Year International in 2008. In October, 2009 Verso won the Lucie Award for Book Publisher of the Year for the publication of Bruce Davidson: Central Park in Platinum, a handcrafted book of platinum photographs which was produced in an edition of 50. The Lucies recognizes those whose life’s work in photography merits international acclaim by their peers.