Although easier access to digital equipment led to a surge of local photographers in Africa, it has yet to result in more opportunities for aspiring photojournalists.
Mr. Akinleye, who has spent the past decade covering West Africa for Reuters, said as digital cameras have become more accessible, he has seen a surge in the number of local photographers in the field. But better equipment hasn’t necessarily equated to more opportunities for aspiring photojournalists
“I do this as a regular pastime,” says Susana Raab of her practice of seeking funding for her personal projects. Her “Consumed” series, which documents America’s fast food culture and was featured in “Exposures” in March, has been supported by grants from The Puffin Foundation and the White House News Photographers’ Association.
Sadly, I’m unable to predict the future, but I’d simply say that the technical and technological tools available today allow for almost infinite creation and multiple ways of sharing and accessing content