In a world where camera skills have become ubiquitous, our personal viewpoint or 'brand' has become so much more important. I believe photobooks are one of the ...best ways to do this as a photographer. In this I share my view on why and how
I wonder what photographer's who enter competitions regularly think about the fees involved in many of the contests.
In an industry that pays less t...han minimum wage for most freelancers, how is it sustainable to pay a fee to have your work looked at? How is it even ethical that you don't pay people for their work?
This is what the Lens Culture/ Magnum email states:
"LensCulture and legendary photography agency Magnum Photos are seeking the best in global contemporary photography for the second annual Magnum Photography Awards. Photographers working at all levels, of all ages and all cultures, are encouraged to take part in this worldwide celebration of talented image-makers!" -- if this is a celebration of talent, shouldn't talent be remunerated?
This is what this year's Magnum Photography Awards 2017 promises the winner
1. "During the competition, our official media partner BBC Culture will be sharing top submissions with their global audience of 3.5 million." -- so you are paying BBC to feature your image.
2. "All the Winners, Finalists and Jurors’ Picks will be digitally exhibited at the Photographers’ Gallery in London." -- what does digitally exhibited mean?
3. "These Awards aim to offer an unprecedented level of international exposure from two of the largest organisations in the photographic community. So, don’t delay, enter now!"
Nope! Not really. Magnum today is an increasingly irrelevant mammoth with a great archive. And Lens culture resembles a fraternity with no ethics.
So 60$ to entre your work, if you win, you get BBC and gallery to exhibit your work without paying the photographer. Yes. There is also a cash prize.
The political economy of exposure and "having the right people look at your work" still seems to have great currency.
I wonder if any of the many hundreds if not thousands of photographers who were appalled by Lens culture's dubious use of Datta's images, who lamented the loss of ethics will boycott the Lens Culture / Magnum competitions this year.
Does anyone have numbers and figures on how much money is made through these contests?
Apparently, you also get banal advice like, "EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD! Over 60 pages of advice from Magnum Photographers - Wear Good Shoes" No shit Sherlock!
by Albert Adrian.
On a long, straight stretch of rural road in southern Greece, a little reminder of death stands among the long grass.
Flanked by plastic flowers and illuminated... after sunset by solar-powered lights, such miniature shrines are a common sight in a country that has one of the European Union's worst road fatality rates.
Photographer who felt like they were abusing child when taking child abuse pics keeps going because 'photojournalism'. Then wins 15 awards for the work. Really? WTF is going on? https://www.duckrabbit.info/…/photography-world-still-need…/
Photo of the Day - Maria Kappatou, on CRITICAL MESS.
Dacia MD87 este un prototip dezvoltat de inginerul Nicolae Cosmescu. Modelul MD87 utilizează o caroserie modificată Dacia Sport, motorul fiind mutat în spate, î...n timp ce în față au rămas doar radiatorul și roata de rezervă. Cablul ambreiajului are o lungime de 3 m, ceea ce a făcut dificilă împingerea pedalei ambreiajului. A fost fixat făcându-l hidraulic.
Întreaga mașină a fost făcută în 3 luni și ar fi putut lua mai puțin de atât dacă Ing. Cosmescu ar fi fost mulțumit de vopseaua roșie inițială a coupe-ului. MD sunt inițialele soției și fiului inginerului: Monica și Dragoș. O versiune ulterioară avea faruri ascunse.
Prototipul a fost inspirat de modelul Ford GT40. Putem observa și nume similare. Acesta trebuie să fie cel mai valoros vehicul Dacia fabricat vreodată, însă nu se mai știe nimic de nici un autoturism.