30 June 2013

Photography - Organizational Travails

Among the persistent difficulties for photography and photographers has been the task of coordinating and disseminating large scale projects. The (in many ways misleading) exemplar here is the FSA. Among contemporary photographers some superstars - here I think of Sebastião Salgado for instance - have the wherewithal to spend extended periods pursuing a project and no worries about exposure once it is complete. Others, like Shahidul Alam spend immense amounts of time and energy creating the institutional foundations for documentary and photo-journalistic work in the developing world.Those are two obvious examples. This story at The British Journal of Photography identifies four other - quite promising - efforts to coordinate groups of photographers on joint projects across Europe and North America.

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