art:i:curate at the ICP - International Center of Photography
03 jun 2015 by art:i:curate team
Co-founder and director of art:i:curate, Nur Elektra El Shami, participates on a panel at the ICP - International Center of Photography, about the 'New Business Models in Photography' that have seen a rise due to the ever evolving circulation of digital imaging.
In the last decade, the emergence and rise of digital imaging and the wealth of images it created has deeply changed the balance of power between photographer and buyer. Photo distribution is easier than ever and maintaining a position of 'never giving your work for free' is increasingly difficult as the internet offers photo editors almost infinite imagery to use.
Selling work in the 'fine arts' world and getting pre-financing for projects through traditional means has also become more difficult in this crowded and competitive context. From the revolution of crowdfunding to the new distribution, sales, and licensing platforms leveling the field for aspiring and professional photographers alike, what solutions exist for image-makers to make a living off their trade and properly monetize their stories and content?