Jon Levy on “Intent”

Exercise: Jon Levy was talking about the photojournalistic magazine Foto8 (an online magazine) and the type of work that is submitted. I gather (from recent discussions) that documentary photographers/photojournalists are now seeking an outlet for their work in galleries and while Levy didn’t mention that specifically, the importance that he placed on the photographer’s intentions being clear from the start of the project was clear. I got the impression that some authors assemble a body of work and then look for an intent to pad out the artist’s statement.

I took a look at the magazine on line and there does seem to be a lot of photojournalistic topics – “big” stories but from what he said, I gathered that the smaller “vernacular” pieces also had a place although in the brief time I looked, I didn’t identify any.


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