|Photography (full-time and part-time)
The professionals of today are authors, in the sense that they are makers, finders and creators. They are able to practice the profession in the traditional sense, while contributing to the evolution of the discipline.
Contemporary photographers are entrepreneurs who know how to generate a base of support for their work. They have an extensive frame of reference for the field and the discipline, particularly in an international context. They have a vision for the position of the discipline in the world of art and culture, as well as in social developments. They are aware of the many platforms that offer opportunities, including social media and the internet in general, as well as traditional platforms, including journals, posters and other printed media. They have extensive networks, and they are able to collaborate with others.
Within our society, people are increasingly using the medium of photography without worrying about the technical quality of the images. In response, professional photography appears to be moving in the opposite direction. Each genre or specialism is developing increasingly specific requirements. The professional practice of the photojournalist has become more clearly distinguished from that of the conceptual documentary photographer. This trend has emerged across the entire field of photography (including the domain of fictional photography). Young professionals are therefore being confronted with increasingly greater and more specific demands. In order to achieve professional recognition, aspiring photographers should be well informed about how they would like to enter the field and about the platforms on which they can present their work.
Last updated: 2016-09-08