Likes and Votes for the Win is a Lose!

Ok, I know there are gatekeepers to the creative world, the gallery curator, the magazine editor, etc. but I have a real problem with any award being given out for who can generate the most votes for their work. Any kind of work. Years ago, I was at a film festival and the "audience award"... Continue Reading →

Why Photo Contest Rejections Aren’t Necessarily a Bad Thing

How could that possibly be a good thing, having your work rejected, you ask.  Well, let me tell you about myself.  I've both won awards as a photojournalist and haven't won awards as a photographer. Why is that?  Timing.  Placement.  What the curators want. I have my brand of photography--documentary photography, photojournalistic storytelling, street life... Continue Reading →

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