Two thoughts/advice on Photography

I recently read online here.

how true

A road side joint in Kottayam,Kerala

A road side joint in Kottayam,Kerala,2010

It’s Not A Golden Ticket

…photography rarely has the ability to change the system, but it has a great ability to change the way people think about the system.

Pete Brook, Prison Photography.

via NYTimes Lens Blog.

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Magnum: Advice for young photographers

Forget about the profession of being a photographer. First be a photographer and maybe the profession will come after. Don’t be in a rush to pay your rent with your camera. Jimi Hendrix didn’t decide on the career of professional musician before he learned to play guitar. No, he loved music and created something beautiful and that THEN became a profession. Larry Towell, for instance, was not a “professional” photographer until he was already a “famous” photographer. Make the pictures you feel compelled to make and perhaps that will lead to a career. But if you try to make the career first, you will just make shitty pictures that you don’t care about.

— Christopher Anderson

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Based in New Delhi(India) Siddharth Jain is a photojournalist specializing in documentary photography,reportage , travel and cultural photo essays.
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