The Changing World of Photo Education
At last year’s Society for Photographic Education conference in San Francisco, we asked over 100 students and world-leading educators a series of questions. These questions included how photography changed their lives, what’s their favorite photo toy and what they thought the future of photography will look like. There’s quite a lot to learn about being a photographer beyond just snapping the shutter and looking at the LCD screen.
This week’s installment features selections from these interviews on the topic of personal photographic heroes. You might find it interesting the range of heroes participants chose, from quite personal to totally professional. Of course there is no right or wrong answer. Everyone has their own heroes and each one affects us differently. That’s what makes photography such a diverse and interesting medium. We hope you can find some inspiration in what we’ve captured.
The visual arts have never been more exciting, from the old-school darkroom to the new world of digital capture, photography is allowing us to see more of the world than ever before. A big “thank you” to all who participated in these intriguing interviews, for sharing your dreams, insights and perspectives in this changing visual world. We look forward to seeing you in March at SPE’s 50th anniversary conference in our hometown of Chicago, March 7-10, 2013.