If photography is your vocation, your avocation, or simply an iPhone obsession, you won't want to miss SXSW's first-ever, day-long PhotoCamp. To give you the opportunity to meet other photo-minded folks, discuss the topics most important to you, and identify potential creative collaborators, each 60-minute PhotoCamp session will include facilitated group discussions, followed by 30 minutes of free time to connect with potential collaborators one-on-one. 9:30-10:30: What kind of collaborator am I? Improve creatively by defining your strengths and weaknesses. 11:00-12:00: Are we collaborating yet? An open discussion of collaboration models. 12:30-1:30: Everyone knows everything. Learn from others' collaboration lessons and revisit your own. 2:00-3:00: Open networking.
As editor of the liveBooks RESOLVE Blog, and before that as senior editor at American Photo Magazine, I both observed and experienced the recent reordering of worldwide media. While this has scared and confused some people, it excites me — my work is to instill that excitement in people who might otherwise be confused and scared.
I know I’ll never succeed if I rely on “experts” to tell me what to do next. Instead, by cultivating a broad understanding of media — and the world — I can recognize good opportunities when they arise. And I’m developing ways to empower my fellow new media professionals to find their own opportunities. Our industry will not succeed by finding a silver-bullet “sustainable business model.” It will succeed when we realize that each person must find a model that works for them — and I’m here to help them do that.