5 Benefits of Photography Mentorship - PhotoShelter Blog

Even though there are tons of us out there, being a photographer can, at times, be quite lonely.  In an industry where so many of us are in direct competition, it’s hard to step back and remember that we’re all in this together. We’re all working to share

In an industry where so many of us are in direct competition, it’s hard to step back and remember that we’re all in this together. We’re all working to share important stories and offer glimpses of powerful emotion without saying a word. We all struggle, but it’s important to remember that together we can all improve and propel the industry forward. At PhotoShelter, we believe everyone can benefit from a mentor or mentee. Don’t just take our word for it though. Below, hear about how two photographers, Miriam Alarcón Avila and Daniella Zalcman, connected and learn more about how mentorship can help you.

For 10 Years At Residential School, He Was Known as No. 73

Documentary photographer Daniella Zalcman shares the story behind her one photo, capturing a First Nations Canadian forced to attend residential school.

His name is Mike Pinay. He is a First Nations Canadian who was sent to the Qu’Appelle Indian Residential School in Canada for 10 years between the ages of six and 16. Today, this portrait of Mike is photographer Daniella Zalcman’s one photo: 

Pulitzer Center Photojournalism Panel - The Photo Brigade

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grant recipients Daniella Zalcman, Jake Naughton and Alice Proujansky take you on the inside of photographing long-term projects.

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grant recipients Daniella Zalcman, Jake Naughton and Alice Proujansky take you on the inside of photographing long-term projects. From procuring funding to demystifying what it’s really like to complete self-generated work, these photographers discuss the responsibility of exploring under-reported issues worldwide. They share how they make project work a sustainable part of their careers and what drives them to keep going.

LightBox | Time

Read the latest stories about LightBox on Time

Photographers, for instance, no longer need to physically exchange negatives, prints, contact sheets or other “analog” materials in order to work with each other; all we need is an internet connection — a new reality that helped inspire @echosight, a joint-Instagram account between photographers Danny Ghitis in New York and Daniella Zalcman in London