Saturday, September 24, 2011

Photographers turning to iPad to publish their work

The BJP has an interesting article on how photographers are increasingly turning to the iPad to bring their work to a wider audience. In particular, documentary photographers have struggled getting their work out there and they are the ones leading the charge into this new digital landscape.

Amongst those featured in the article are Kadir van Lohuizen, who is interested in migration and has travelled widely documenting the issues surrounding migration from South America to Gaza.

Certainly, the iPad lends itself well to self-publishing and the growth in publishers using it as a platform is evidence of that. Traditionally, documentary photographers would rely on editorial work for their 'bread and butter' and hope to get a book publishing deal and exhibitions to expand their audience and bring in some much-needed income. No-one really gets rich from documentary photography and it can be positively dangerous, even lethal.

With the economic woes that the publishing world is experiencing at the moment, its not been easy for even respected documentary photographers to get funding. If anything can help, its surely the iPad. Read the full article here: www.bjp-online.com

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