I like the approach of Colours Magazine: calling for submissions on a theme with as wide a brief as possible and seeing what happens. The result is an interesting mix of documentary and art, photos, illustrations text and video. See the latest submissions for The Sea issue, there is a lot there but you can click on the link “Very Good!” to get a good selection. It will be interesting to see what they publish.
I really like Odessa/My Black Sea (Matthieu Raffard), Atomic Birds (Tim Georgeson), and Orchard Beach, The Bronx Riviera (Wayne Lawrence), among others. Also, my project on Almeria’s immigrants is up there as well as the beautiful Galician landscapes by my friend Marta Moreiras.