Saturday, December 26, 2015

Long exposure

Photography, and photojournalism in particular, is often assumed to be a matter of attempting to capture the moment - which makes the current trend towards long-term projects very interesting.

In the vast majority of cases, such projects aren't commissioned - clients or employers presumably aren't prepared to invest money over a long period or patiently wait for results - but rather the consequence of photographers pursuing their own personal interests.

However, they do often bolster portfolios, raise profiles and lead to paid work - as well as resulting in photo collections that have a stronger narrative thread than those produced quickly to a strict deadline.

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