“The publisher takes on the financial burden, and it goes out into the world, and if it sells 250 copies or it sells 2,000 copies, the photographer has got their 50 copies and they see the book in print [...] In our model, there’s a possibility that the book is not even going to happen. That’s scary for all of us. But the truth is, we have more books today than we have audiences to buy them—and so that’s pushing people to try things in new and different ways.”
New Models are Changing the Way Photographers Publish Books —American Photo
Before I go on, I’d like to share a story about Ansel Adams, relayed to me by one of his assistants, the talented John Sexton. Here goes: A man writes Ansel Adams a letter (condensed here): Dear Mr. Adams, I have your books. Your beautiful pictures of Yosemite inspired me to visit this National Park. However, when I got there I was disappointed. The park does not look like that.
Tyler Hicks won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in breaking news photography for his coverage of a terrorist attack at an upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya […] Josh Haner was awarded the Pulitzer in feature photography for his images of the slow and painful recovery process for a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Art Photography vs. News Photography —BagNews
It’s one thing for the NYT Magazine to commission an art photographer to document a vital social or political issue, something they’re extremely experienced at, presenting that imagery so that it retains its impressionistic quality and doesn’t purport to be news.
The photo story at Politico wasn’t nearly so informed, however, repurposing pre-existing work with news captions and a different lineup of images than the collected images on Raab’s site, which very much read, and are presented as art photography.