Following a Photographer

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Following a Photographer
Nov 18, 2011

Over on http://www.burnmagazine.org David Alan Harvey has set up an account which allows participants to follow him on assignment in Rio de Janeiro. It is an experiment in social media exchange, and is expected to be a real-time interactive diary exploring just what goes on between the photographer's creative process and his environment.

The Rio project is three-fold: Harvey is on assignment for National Geographic; this essay is set for publication in late spring 2012. The Rio work is expected to be further expanded into a book by David later on. It is also a teaching aid or a new sort of workshop for David's students.

David is the curator for BURN Magazine, a website devoted to emerging photographers. He is also a full partner in the Magnum Photo Agency, and has been a regular contributing photographer to the National Geographic Magazine since the early 1970s. He was this year's keynote speaker at the World Press Photo Awards. I can vouch that he is very much devoted to developing new photographic talent, and to the mentoring of photographers in any way he sees possible. His writing-style is open, considerate and insightful; if there is any photographer able to articulate the creative process, I cannot think of a better candidate than Harvey.

To participate, click on the site above, and then click on the "Rio" box in the upper-right corner. To set-up an account, just click on "Rio Members Only". There is a charge of $1.99 US thru Paypal for this; an email address and password is also required.

As I said above, this will be an inter-active experiment; it is expected to last for about a month, as David goes from planning, process, shooting, editing, essay development and book-design. This is your chance to ask questions, and get answers from a very gifted photographer. Or, just observe and relish the creative process of someone else...and maybe learn a few things.

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