“The pseudo-intellectual makes the error of assuming, that simplicity is the opposite of profundity.”
—Bill Jay, Occams Razor, 1992
Over the past 18 months I have continued to teach visual narrative to young photographers and completed writing a book in which I once again address the issue of visual narrative and the development of a personal visual language. I have also made a feature-length documentary film that relies on the successful representation of a man’s life as its central narrative. I therefore think that I may have something to add to my initial thoughts.
SCNI chief executive Michael Gebhart says in an email that “for the last few years I have preached to our newsrooms that the era of specialization was over and we were moving into an age in which journalists need to be multi-faceted in their approach.”