“As my project proposal has made its way through social networks and attracted support from strangers, I’ve made some really interesting and fruitful new connections. In addition to generous funding contributions, several individuals have stepped forward with key contacts and very precise and helpful advice for my subject. I have already managed to make stronger photos due to their input. This is a pleasant shift over the lone-wolf existence that I’ve experienced on many of my previous documentary photo trips. I now have got a crowd of very supportive people behind me, and it is clear that they have a stake in the project’s success. It’s very inspiring.”—A Photo Editor - Tomas Van Houtryve Tries Alternative Funding Methods (via photographsonthebrain)
Well it seams in fact to be very much alive. From Arles to New York, from Derby to Amsterdam, from Perpignan to Angkor, from Flickr to Tumblr the planet Photography is exhibiting, talking, inventing new models.
But Fred Ritchin has a point, photojournalism is in danger because of its credibility
'We see so many things that we don't see nothing…
'We have to better understand the media to better guide it'