rural route two box two eighty one is a bi-monthly zine dedicated to photo-based contemporary art. Each issue will focus on the work of two artists living and working outside of traditional art centers. This zine is committed to the dissemination of these artist’s works in order to create a dialog around the relationships between contemporary photographic practice, regional identity, and rurality.

The title of the zine comes from the childhood address (RR 2 Box 281) of the zine’s editor Travis Shaffer. Travis and his wife/ co- editor Angela, grew up in neighboring rural communities in southwestern Pennsylvania. Travis is currently an instructor of photography at the University of Kentucky and Angela is a high school art teacher in the small town of Lancaster, KY.

RR2 is released six times a year as both a free digital version via issuu.com and a hand-bound zine available for individual purchase or subscription. The hard-copy zine is 9.5” x 13” and  costs 15$/ issue or 60$/ yearly subscription.

For more information regarding a subscription, submission or just to stay informed, email us at rr2box281@me.com. Find us online at rrtwo.wordpress.com or follow us on facebook.


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