A whirlwind week in New York City has left me with a better understanding of the current status of the photojournalism industry.
I learned that as a young photographer, I should be open-minded and take every opportunity I can get. I should not be afraid to experiment, and I should learn from every experience. Photojournalism is rooted in storytelling, and there are countless new avenues for storytelling. Quality and consistency are invaluable. Integrity is the most important part of journalism. It’s a small industry, full of people willing to help. In order to make it, you must have dedication and passion.
I’m excited to take all of this to heart and ready to make new work. In the fall, my class will head to Washington, DC to continue learning from the best in the industry.
All of my NYC trip blog posts can be found here.