Thursday, 8 December 2016

Recommended reading. Why is narrative such a difficult concept for young photographers to master?: Witness




Witness is a magazine for new thinking and new talent in visual journalism and storytelling. Witness presents the critical thinking, independent analyses, and new visual stories of our contributors.

Why is narrative such a difficult concept for young photographers to master?

I believe it is essential to encourage students to step away from the digital screen as a primary editing environment. They should print their work cheaply and quickly at a size that allows it to be viewed clearly. They should lay out their images on a floor so they can begin to see them as a developing body of work. This is nothing new to the experienced photographer, but this is often a revelation in thinking and seeing for many young photographers

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