Why Should Someone Care About Your Photo Project?
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Why Should Someone Care About Your Photo Project?

“Because it’s important” is what you’re most likely going to say to anyone who questions your photography project. When a photographer comes up with a cool idea for a documentary project or photography project to begin with, it’s typically because it’s important to them. If there is social action behind it, then it’s also because they want to get a message across. For example, the BJP recently featured a story on photographers who instead of photographing the poor, photograph the lives of the lavishly wealthy in hopes of social change. But while a project is important to you, you’ll need to think more about the promotion and sharing of it way ahead of time. Before I go on consider this: is a photo project is very personal and just for creative purposes with no real intent on showing it off to the world then that’s cool–keep it to yourself if you’d like and you’ll be happy as a bear with honey. However, if you want to undertake a large documentary photography project you’ll need to consider how you can actually make it appealing to those who have the power to get the word out: i.e. who I often call […]

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