Photographers with a passion for making images are single-minded and driven individuals. They can also be like kids when they see a picture and really have to take it. Dillon and I had our Canon compacts with us. My G9 and his G10 came out when we had five minutes ahead of our final seminar and we took a few pictures for this blog.
Nobody becomes a news photographer for the money. Those who survive in the business do so because they have a desire to tell stories through their images. Getting those images in front of the world isn't easy. Newspapers and magazines are busy cutting costs and using fewer images. Publishing books is expensive and rarely profitable whilst gallery space is hard to find and harder to finance. Web publishing is one answer, but there are so many lone voices out there that it it is getting harder and harder to be heard.
I'd like to say thank you to Canon for supporting UNSEEN. It's a great book and it will be on sale through Amazon soon. When photographers get together, there seems to be very little we can't do.
©Neil Turner February 2009