Brutal Truth: Nobody Cares About Your Photography

Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography made this 7.5-minute video in which he talks about a brutal truth of photography: the fact that “nobody is interested in seeing your photographs. Nobody cares about the work that you’re doing as a photographer.”

“The world doesn’t need any more photographers. It doesn’t need anymore musicians, writers, filmmakers, artists or actors either. We have enough. Its over-saturated,” Forbes says, “BUT, the world’s survival is completely dependent on work that matters.”

Forbes argues that instead of trying to make photos that a lot of people see, getting caught up in the “popularity contest” side of things, you should be striving to create “work that matters” — “creating something that means something.”