Diána Markosian stopped by the other day before leaving for a new job in Moscow, working on multimedia projects for Russian photo agency Ria Novosti. She’ll be the first to hold the job so a big part of it is defining what to do.
She just graduated from Columbia University’s journalism graduate program so what a great opportunity. It was only eight months ago that she started to seriously make still photographs after working the broadcast realm through most of her schooling.
The day before talking to Diána I worked with a photographer who has been working at a newspaper for many years. The contrast in the two was not so great as you might think. Each is striving to approach his and her work anew. Advising them how to do that varied in some ways but not in others.
And Seth Gitner called to interview me for a column he writes for News Photographer, the National Press Photographers Association monthly magazine. He’ll be writing about how to edit your work for the web. Stay tuned for that piece. Seth joined the faculty at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications this school year after.
I even got to edit some great work by Lisa Wiltse, who has been working on a long term project from Bolivia. It was like being there. She sees color and light and compositions organically. What a treat.
That and scouring real estate listings and going on home tours has made the week more than full. That notwithstanding, I sure do miss being at Lookbetween. It’s really too bad our transporter is broken. The gizmo makes being in two places at once almost possible.