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Strength In Numbers: How innovative photo collectives could save photojournalism

From Miki Johnson, RESOLVE Blog:
Time: October 6, 2009- 15:00 GMT
Location: Online

Event Description:
For many photographers, one of the hardest things about the current business paradigm is that it requires them to work totally on their own. Photographers not only have to make photos, record audio, and capture video, they are also running their own business, coming up with their own assignments, and marketing their own work.

There are many innovative groups working against this trend, who understand the benefits of banding together with other creatives, including people with different skill sets, like marketing, accounting, and design. This webinar will ask four such groups to answer three basic questions:
1. How are you running your organization?
2. What are the benefits for the photographers/professionals involved?
3. What plans do you have for the future and what challenges do you face?

The four groups answering these questions will be:
Wéyo: A U.S. company that creates complete publicity/marketing packages for NGOs and nonprofits.
Drik: A Bangladesh photo group that educates local photographers and helps disseminate their work.
Luceo Images: A collective of young American photographers who are exploring new business models.
Nophoto: A Madrid-based collective that has created dynamic photo-based art and marketing campaigns.

Anyone working in the photography space is welcome. We hope especially that those who are collaborating in groups like these or weighing the benefits of such collaboration will join us. In closing the discussion we’d like to explore what the possible impact of these organizations might be on photojournalism in general. We’d love to hear your thoughts!

JOIN THE LIVE WEBINAR AT 15:00 GMT (that’s 8am if you’re in San Francisco, 11am if you’re in New York, etc etc)

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