Thursday, July 18, 2013

Show me your work, dangit

I'm sad more of you aren't posting on here. I want to see what people are up to and working on!

In the meanwhile, here's a cool article about an exhibition from the recently released staff of the Chicago Sun-Times.  In case you're not familiar with them, the entire photojournalism staff was fired about a month ago as the CST tries to stay afloat. They now have their journalists using their iPhones for photos.

But back to the exhibition:

"Just a month after the Chicago Sun-Times fired its entire photojournalism department, 18 of the former photographers are back to show new work at Chicago Photography Center's exhibit See What You Missed, co-curated by former Tribune photographers Charles Osgood and José Moré. Featuring work byPulitzer Prize–winning legend John H. White and creatives like Brian Powers, the exhibit (opening July 14) showcases a variety of new images from the photographers. Osgood talked to Chicago about the exhibit and the future of photojournalism....

...The original idea was to do "A Day in the Life of Chicago." It turned out that the day that was chosen, not everybody could do it. The rules were changed and we said, “Okay, shoot anything you want between June 29th and July 3rd.” Everything had to be turned in by midnight of the 3rd.

[The photographers] turned in anywhere between two and ten pictures. They could choose one that they really liked and wanted to have in the show, period. José and I would choose another two. We were coming up with three [photos] for each."

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