The power of visual storytelling is simple, it can effect change.
— Melissa Lyttle, Photojournalist

  "What started as a need to keep busy while unemployed, has lead to a new life-long commitment to mentoring and supporting a community of 50 scouts between the ages of 11 and 18. -Beck Diefenbach, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"What started as a need to keep busy while unemployed, has lead to a new life-long commitment to mentoring and supporting a community of 50 scouts between the ages of 11 and 18.

-Beck Diefenbach, Freelance Photojournalist

  "Whenever you witness something like this, something that people in the community rarely see or talk about, the experience impacts your view of the world. And this project did just that for me." -Jenn Ackerman, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"Whenever you witness something like this, something that people in the community rarely see or talk about, the experience impacts your view of the world. And this project did just that for me."

-Jenn Ackerman, Freelance Photojournalist

  "Sometimes when sinking, it feels like despair. Other times it feels like adventure. It is so difficult - but important - to realize often the difference is attitude and expectations. Work hard. Enjoy what you can. Feel the ride. Falling and flying aren't so different." -Logan Mock-Bunting, Image Deconstructed

 

"Sometimes when sinking, it feels like despair. Other times it feels like adventure. It is so difficult - but important - to realize often the difference is attitude and expectations. Work hard. Enjoy what you can. Feel the ride. Falling and flying aren't so different."

-Logan Mock-Bunting, Image Deconstructed

  "We put a lot of trust in our surroundings. Our friends, family, world leaders, and mentors. And every one of those things has let us down at some point in the past. The only thing we can fully trust is our own ability. And sometimes we overestimate ourselves and fail, but that shouldn't keep you from trying." -Dan Krauss, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"We put a lot of trust in our surroundings. Our friends, family, world leaders, and mentors. And every one of those things has let us down at some point in the past. The only thing we can fully trust is our own ability. And sometimes we overestimate ourselves and fail, but that shouldn't keep you from trying."

-Dan Krauss, Freelance Photojournalist

  "This is a passion project for us, we’re not paid to be here, but we’ve seen the reaction to the work and the good it can do. We share images of beautiful places and encourage others to go and experience it themselves, but there comes a point when a place can be loved to death." -The Branamans, Freelance Photojournalists

 

"This is a passion project for us, we’re not paid to be here, but we’ve seen the reaction to the work and the good it can do. We share images of beautiful places and encourage others to go and experience it themselves, but there comes a point when a place can be loved to death."

-The Branamans, Freelance Photojournalists

  "I hadn't made images of my own life because I wanted to be present for it. But the ritual of finding moments that told my own tale found a place and brought me a happiness I hadn't foreseen. These simple rituals gained importance in their repetition, as they could be performed with frozen hands and tired mind.  -Brian Frank, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"I hadn't made images of my own life because I wanted to be present for it. But the ritual of finding moments that told my own tale found a place and brought me a happiness I hadn't foreseen. These simple rituals gained importance in their repetition, as they could be performed with frozen hands and tired mind. 

-Brian Frank, Freelance Photojournalist

  "Photography is something I feel compelled to do. For me, it's like breathing. I am always looking at other art forms and by default I am sure these things influence me." -Julia Cybularz, Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

"Photography is something I feel compelled to do. For me, it's like breathing. I am always looking at other art forms and by default I am sure these things influence me."

-Julia Cybularz, Adjunct Assistant Professor

  "I learned a lot from the people I photographed on a daily basis. Most of them had all "been there, done that", and many shared their life experiences with me. Each person I encountered helped me to broaden my understanding about life and what's important." -Mark DiOrio, Observer-Dispatch

 

"I learned a lot from the people I photographed on a daily basis. Most of them had all "been there, done that", and many shared their life experiences with me. Each person I encountered helped me to broaden my understanding about life and what's important."

-Mark DiOrio, Observer-Dispatch

  "I'm young, inexperienced, and I wear my heart on my sleeve. I'm figuring out how to do this as I go along, but the one thing that's helped carry me through it all, all the mistakes I've made, the right decisions I've made; has been pouring all of myself into it and allowing myself to go on that journey with them and feeling their feelings and really sympathizing." -Emily Kask, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"I'm young, inexperienced, and I wear my heart on my sleeve. I'm figuring out how to do this as I go along, but the one thing that's helped carry me through it all, all the mistakes I've made, the right decisions I've made; has been pouring all of myself into it and allowing myself to go on that journey with them and feeling their feelings and really sympathizing."

-Emily Kask, Freelance Photojournalist

  “Oakland to me is a mystery because you learn so much from Oakland. You can find yourself just walking around and something catches your eyes. Oakland is unique. You can walk anywhere and you will find art. Some people say Oakland is bad. I mean in some way it is but Oakland is one of a kind.”  -Yocelin Ramirez, The W.H.Y Project

 

“Oakland to me is a mystery because you learn so much from Oakland. You can find yourself just walking around and something catches your eyes. Oakland is unique. You can walk anywhere and you will find art. Some people say Oakland is bad. I mean in some way it is but Oakland is one of a kind.” 

-Yocelin Ramirez, The W.H.Y Project

  "I was able to satisfy my curiosity about what was happening there, experience something entirely new for a week (very hot week), and photograph a little bit of life in Istanbul. The trip has had lasting effects on how I explore and photograph today." Ramin Rahimian, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"I was able to satisfy my curiosity about what was happening there, experience something entirely new for a week (very hot week), and photograph a little bit of life in Istanbul. The trip has had lasting effects on how I explore and photograph today."

Ramin Rahimian, Freelance Photojournalist

  "One thing I love about sports is how raw the emotion can be. Just as in life, you work hard to achieve a goal. Sometimes you reach it. Other times, you fall short. It’s not necessarily the end of the world, but it still hurts." -Sol Neeman, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"One thing I love about sports is how raw the emotion can be. Just as in life, you work hard to achieve a goal. Sometimes you reach it. Other times, you fall short. It’s not necessarily the end of the world, but it still hurts."

-Sol Neeman, Freelance Photojournalist

  "It is all about being able to gain access to people’s lives and to put them at ease. Most of my storytelling images can be made with only a rudimentary knowledge of a camera, but the skill is getting to the place you need to be to make a compelling image." -Scott Strazzante, San Francisco Chronicle

 

"It is all about being able to gain access to people’s lives and to put them at ease. Most of my storytelling images can be made with only a rudimentary knowledge of a camera, but the skill is getting to the place you need to be to make a compelling image."

-Scott Strazzante, San Francisco Chronicle

  "In order to follow their stories, I started living their lives. I’d drive home in the darkness on empty city streets, my friends long since in bed as I downloaded footage, backed it up, checked some of it, and put all my batteries on their chargers. My friends continued to invite me out; often I’d have to turn them down. Until they saw the film, I’m not sure they knew what I’d been doing all those nights." -Tim Matsui, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"In order to follow their stories, I started living their lives. I’d drive home in the darkness on empty city streets, my friends long since in bed as I downloaded footage, backed it up, checked some of it, and put all my batteries on their chargers. My friends continued to invite me out; often I’d have to turn them down. Until they saw the film, I’m not sure they knew what I’d been doing all those nights."

-Tim Matsui, Freelance Photojournalist

  "Throughout my career as a documentary photographer I have tried to be a fly on the wall, to be as unobtrusive as possible, to be unnoticed so I can capture real, authentic moments. There is a real distinction between photojournalistic visual storytelling, and posed portraiture. It has always been a challenge for me to move between documentary, and portraiture, where I suddenly become a director, telling people where to stand and what to do." -Deanne Fitzmaurice, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"Throughout my career as a documentary photographer I have tried to be a fly on the wall, to be as unobtrusive as possible, to be unnoticed so I can capture real, authentic moments. There is a real distinction between photojournalistic visual storytelling, and posed portraiture. It has always been a challenge for me to move between documentary, and portraiture, where I suddenly become a director, telling people where to stand and what to do."

-Deanne Fitzmaurice, Freelance Photojournalist

  "I pray that some of these pictures will help create a new awareness of gun violence and urban America, in turn making strides towards peace." -Andrew Renneisen, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"I pray that some of these pictures will help create a new awareness of gun violence and urban America, in turn making strides towards peace."

-Andrew Renneisen, Freelance Photojournalist

  "The sun rises over one mountain range and sets over the other, it's an amazingly beautiful thing, a desert sunrise. A lot of people call this feeling "coming home" and I can't help but agree. It's rare to find a place where you can be totally accepted without judgment." -Brooke LaValley, Burning Man

 

"The sun rises over one mountain range and sets over the other, it's an amazingly beautiful thing, a desert sunrise. A lot of people call this feeling "coming home" and I can't help but agree. It's rare to find a place where you can be totally accepted without judgment."

-Brooke LaValley, Burning Man

  "I wanted to tell the story of a mother’s grief from her point of view. Oftentimes, gang related stories are told from the point of view of law enforcement, and too often, the emotion behind the story – the gut-wrenching grief of a family – is untold. " -Nick Oza, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"I wanted to tell the story of a mother’s grief from her point of view. Oftentimes, gang related stories are told from the point of view of law enforcement, and too often, the emotion behind the story – the gut-wrenching grief of a family – is untold. "

-Nick Oza, Freelance Photojournalist

  "It’s important to find personal projects you feel really passionate about and pursue making images of those subjects the same way you’d go about trying to land a big client. It’s really easy as a freelance photographer to get wrapped up in the idea that every image has to lead to a paycheck but this project has been one of the most satisfying things I’ve ever done and at the end of the day, every dime I make I’d like to see go to the sanctuary." -Bob Croslin, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"It’s important to find personal projects you feel really passionate about and pursue making images of those subjects the same way you’d go about trying to land a big client. It’s really easy as a freelance photographer to get wrapped up in the idea that every image has to lead to a paycheck but this project has been one of the most satisfying things I’ve ever done and at the end of the day, every dime I make I’d like to see go to the sanctuary."

-Bob Croslin, Freelance Photojournalist

  "The hardest part these days is getting people to care about something outside their immediate space. We are inundated with so much information that we run the risk of being numb to an authentic experience. For me, photography is a search for what is authentic and real without defining it, which is dependent on my background, education and perspective. John Tully, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"The hardest part these days is getting people to care about something outside their immediate space. We are inundated with so much information that we run the risk of being numb to an authentic experience. For me, photography is a search for what is authentic and real without defining it, which is dependent on my background, education and perspective.

John Tully, Freelance Photojournalist

  "I found that when I was able to break away from self pressure to be immersed in the moment, I began to start making visually diverse images that I liked. This type of work is all about the moment and the access but being able to disconnect yourself at times is as important, seeing the bigger picture is telling a better story." -Michael Mullady, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"I found that when I was able to break away from self pressure to be immersed in the moment, I began to start making visually diverse images that I liked. This type of work is all about the moment and the access but being able to disconnect yourself at times is as important, seeing the bigger picture is telling a better story."

-Michael Mullady, Freelance Photojournalist

  "It's important, I think, to take breaks. This experience includes a lot of firsts for me - first time in a war, first time living abroad, etc - and mentally it was beginning to grind on me. After spending two weeks in the conflict zone I headed to Prague for a few days." -Pete Kiehart, San Francisco Chronicle

 

"It's important, I think, to take breaks. This experience includes a lot of firsts for me - first time in a war, first time living abroad, etc - and mentally it was beginning to grind on me. After spending two weeks in the conflict zone I headed to Prague for a few days."

-Pete Kiehart, San Francisco Chronicle

  "We always see the photos but rarely hear the backstory of what went into getting them. For me it's always about respecting people's boundaries, and being very open and honest with them. That's all I've ever done and it always works out." -Sarah Rice, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"We always see the photos but rarely hear the backstory of what went into getting them. For me it's always about respecting people's boundaries, and being very open and honest with them. That's all I've ever done and it always works out."

-Sarah Rice, Freelance Photojournalist

  "In my former life as a newspaper photojournalist — the best job ever, if you ask me — I had the opportunity to photograph all sorts of sports. People often assume that the pro and Olympic events make the best pictures, but I’m here to say that high school sports are where it’s at. At what other level can a press pass get you inside the team’s huddle at halftime?" -Alyssa Schukar, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"In my former life as a newspaper photojournalist — the best job ever, if you ask me — I had the opportunity to photograph all sorts of sports. People often assume that the pro and Olympic events make the best pictures, but I’m here to say that high school sports are where it’s at. At what other level can a press pass get you inside the team’s huddle at halftime?"

-Alyssa Schukar, Freelance Photojournalist

  "When people first get into photography, they often want to acquire the most expensive camera to photograph in the most majestic of places. Really, though, it's about taking a grandfather's well-loved 35mm point and shoot and exploring the neighborhoods in which we live. " - Susannah Kay, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"When people first get into photography, they often want to acquire the most expensive camera to photograph in the most majestic of places. Really, though, it's about taking a grandfather's well-loved 35mm point and shoot and exploring the neighborhoods in which we live. "

- Susannah Kay, Freelance Photojournalist

  "I try to tell stories in a way that people can’t ignore them, reaching them emotionally, essentially for images to have an emotional impact to draw readers in to care about an issue and positive changes will ensue." - Lisa Krantz, San Antonio Express-News

 

"I try to tell stories in a way that people can’t ignore them, reaching them emotionally, essentially for images to have an emotional impact to draw readers in to care about an issue and positive changes will ensue."

- Lisa Krantz, San Antonio Express-News

  "I use my iPhone to document the images that catch my eye on the sidelines of politics. The people that excel at political photography are the ones looking for the moments between events while you're sprinting and filing. " -Evan Vucci, Associated Press DC

 

"I use my iPhone to document the images that catch my eye on the sidelines of politics. The people that excel at political photography are the ones looking for the moments between events while you're sprinting and filing. "

-Evan Vucci, Associated Press DC

  "Photography has been a perfect excuse to use my camera to understand the fabric that makes up Philadelphia. However, the pictures aren't made for me. I care about my city and I hope through photographs I can share important stories. I hope to give everyone a voice and give everyone a way to see and understand the world around them." -Kevin Cook, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"Photography has been a perfect excuse to use my camera to understand the fabric that makes up Philadelphia. However, the pictures aren't made for me. I care about my city and I hope through photographs I can share important stories. I hope to give everyone a voice and give everyone a way to see and understand the world around them."

-Kevin Cook, Freelance Photojournalist

  "Everybody has a story and I’ve always seen it as a powerful responsibility be able to tell them. Most people talk about their 15 minutes of fame, and I often wonder what if I’m the guy who is giving these people their 15 minutes." - Mike Kepka, San Francisco Chronicle

 

"Everybody has a story and I’ve always seen it as a powerful responsibility be able to tell them. Most people talk about their 15 minutes of fame, and I often wonder what if I’m the guy who is giving these people their 15 minutes."

- Mike Kepka, San Francisco Chronicle

  "Context is everything. As a photographer I try to give the editor and in turn the viewer a wide range of images. It's easy to get wrapped up in getting that peak action photo or a great reaction photo but setting the scene also helps tell the story." -Matthew Healey, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"Context is everything. As a photographer I try to give the editor and in turn the viewer a wide range of images. It's easy to get wrapped up in getting that peak action photo or a great reaction photo but setting the scene also helps tell the story."

-Matthew Healey, Freelance Photojournalist

  "A way that I combat photographic fatigue is to focus on the other team, as well as the home team. I also like to hone in on shooting a couple of repeated moments in a different way each time. Two of my favorite events are 1) when the fireworks go off at the end of the National Anthem and 2) when players stoop down to pray at the beginning of each game. Often, you anticipate these isolated moments better than you did previously, often resulting in stronger images." -Jordan Stead, SeattlePI.com

 

"A way that I combat photographic fatigue is to focus on the other team, as well as the home team. I also like to hone in on shooting a couple of repeated moments in a different way each time. Two of my favorite events are 1) when the fireworks go off at the end of the National Anthem and 2) when players stoop down to pray at the beginning of each game. Often, you anticipate these isolated moments better than you did previously, often resulting in stronger images."

-Jordan Stead, SeattlePI.com

  "Having not lived at home for a long time, I was a novelty to have around and it was nice to feel like they not only were getting used to me being around with my camera, but they were acting normally, uninhibited by my presence which as a journalist I was hoping for. This outlet has allowed me to really share my feelings on the images and I feel like the freedom has allowed me to revisit the moments and reevaluate." -Nancy Borowick, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"Having not lived at home for a long time, I was a novelty to have around and it was nice to feel like they not only were getting used to me being around with my camera, but they were acting normally, uninhibited by my presence which as a journalist I was hoping for. This outlet has allowed me to really share my feelings on the images and I feel like the freedom has allowed me to revisit the moments and reevaluate."

-Nancy Borowick, Freelance Photojournalist

  "That's the great thing about personal work. You may think you’re headed in on direction, but then you end up somewhere that is even better than you imagined. There are no rules. Just you, your camera, and an idea. I can not tell you how much fun it is to stick a leaf blower in the face of your friends. The effects of a leaf blower on skin will never stop being funny to me, but that may be because I am still 8 years old at heart." -Josh Ritchie, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"That's the great thing about personal work. You may think you’re headed in on direction, but then you end up somewhere that is even better than you imagined. There are no rules. Just you, your camera, and an idea. I can not tell you how much fun it is to stick a leaf blower in the face of your friends. The effects of a leaf blower on skin will never stop being funny to me, but that may be because I am still 8 years old at heart."

-Josh Ritchie, Freelance Photojournalist

  "As a lifelong thrifter, I'd noticed the recession had changed the way people were consuming and many new faces were showing up at my usual secondhand haunts. I started photographing what I was seeing and posting them to my website and decided that I needed to see what thrift culture looked like across America." -Jenna Isaacson, AARP

 

"As a lifelong thrifter, I'd noticed the recession had changed the way people were consuming and many new faces were showing up at my usual secondhand haunts. I started photographing what I was seeing and posting them to my website and decided that I needed to see what thrift culture looked like across America."

-Jenna Isaacson, AARP

  "Carrying a camera around becomes a nuisance, hindering my ability (but not desire) to explore the nooks and crannies of the area around me.As I take in life through the viewfinder, I'm caught between perfecting my framing and free form composition based off of emotion. The latter I can — and do — more easily on my phone." -Sean Proctor, Boston Globe

 

"Carrying a camera around becomes a nuisance, hindering my ability (but not desire) to explore the nooks and crannies of the area around me.As I take in life through the viewfinder, I'm caught between perfecting my framing and free form composition based off of emotion. The latter I can — and do — more easily on my phone."

-Sean Proctor, Boston Globe

  "I care about these people because they often do not have a voice. They are trapped in their own minds, lashing out with frustration at their inability to share with the world their thoughts and feelings. In my eyes, that is one of the ultimate injustices in the world.  When we have absolutely nothing else, we always have our thoughts, ideas and feelings." -Carolyn Van Houten, San Antonio Express-News

 

"I care about these people because they often do not have a voice. They are trapped in their own minds, lashing out with frustration at their inability to share with the world their thoughts and feelings. In my eyes, that is one of the ultimate injustices in the world.  When we have absolutely nothing else, we always have our thoughts, ideas and feelings."

-Carolyn Van Houten, San Antonio Express-News

  "I've been documenting my family life for a couple of years now, but I never thought it was anything worth sharing. After all, it was just small moments with my family. It wasn't a sad story or an important issue. -Taylor Emrey Glascock, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"I've been documenting my family life for a couple of years now, but I never thought it was anything worth sharing. After all, it was just small moments with my family. It wasn't a sad story or an important issue.

-Taylor Emrey Glascock, Freelance Photojournalist

  "Wander around exploring my curiosities with ultimate freedom. I don't think I'll ever outgrow my inner child of wandering into places I'm not suppose to be or situations that could turn badly. I find beauty in the way we interact with the world." -Ian C. Bates, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"Wander around exploring my curiosities with ultimate freedom. I don't think I'll ever outgrow my inner child of wandering into places I'm not suppose to be or situations that could turn badly. I find beauty in the way we interact with the world."

-Ian C. Bates, Freelance Photojournalist

  "Each day that I’m out walking the streets while randomly approaching people to ask for a Polaroid photo and a story, I find myself constantly inspired and rejuvenated by the personal stories I hear. The more we share with each other, the more we understand each other." -Johnny Andrews, MSN.com

 

"Each day that I’m out walking the streets while randomly approaching people to ask for a Polaroid photo and a story, I find myself constantly inspired and rejuvenated by the personal stories I hear. The more we share with each other, the more we understand each other."

-Johnny Andrews, MSN.com

  "Covering everyday life has taught me a lot about the exciting things people are doing in the city while also informing me about the history of this place and how that all influences its future." -Brad Vest, Commercial Appeal

 

"Covering everyday life has taught me a lot about the exciting things people are doing in the city while also informing me about the history of this place and how that all influences its future."

-Brad Vest, Commercial Appeal

  "I spent a good amount of time staying with my best friend during a temporary stint which brought her to the southern coast of New Jersey. So much time, in fact, that this very clearly became "home" for a while in the space of my transitional limbo. I drew a lot of comfort from meandering the seasonally–occupied town, which was ghostly still in the dead of winter." -Celia Talbot Tobin, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"I spent a good amount of time staying with my best friend during a temporary stint which brought her to the southern coast of New Jersey. So much time, in fact, that this very clearly became "home" for a while in the space of my transitional limbo. I drew a lot of comfort from meandering the seasonally–occupied town, which was ghostly still in the dead of winter."

-Celia Talbot Tobin, Freelance Photojournalist

  "Living in the city you can be overwhelmed with the sheer beauty that's on the surface, so I like to try to dive deeper into those things that are often overlooked, mundane and ordinary. I started carrying a point and shoot camera with me to find little slices that I can put together into diptychs as an exercise in seeing and as a break from daily assignment work." -Jason Henry, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"Living in the city you can be overwhelmed with the sheer beauty that's on the surface, so I like to try to dive deeper into those things that are often overlooked, mundane and ordinary. I started carrying a point and shoot camera with me to find little slices that I can put together into diptychs as an exercise in seeing and as a break from daily assignment work."

-Jason Henry, Freelance Photojournalist

  "Sometimes you have to go back to the basics to remember why you fell in love with something in the first place. Color, light, moments, these are some of the first things that made me want to pick up a camera. At the end of the day, the best camera you have is the one you're holding at the right moment." -Eve Edelheit, Tampa Bay Times

 

"Sometimes you have to go back to the basics to remember why you fell in love with something in the first place. Color, light, moments, these are some of the first things that made me want to pick up a camera. At the end of the day, the best camera you have is the one you're holding at the right moment."

-Eve Edelheit, Tampa Bay Times

  "I can't even count the amount of times I've seen something that looks interesting on the side of the road and kept driving past it.When you see something really beautiful, and choose not to take the photo and simply enjoy it. As much as I love exploring, and love taking photos along the way, it's important to remember that life is all about balance." -Maddie McGarvey, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"I can't even count the amount of times I've seen something that looks interesting on the side of the road and kept driving past it.When you see something really beautiful, and choose not to take the photo and simply enjoy it. As much as I love exploring, and love taking photos along the way, it's important to remember that life is all about balance."

-Maddie McGarvey, Freelance Photojournalist

  "To me, photography is about looking inward to find common ground with others. It's always there, we just need to listen. With current technology we can instantly collaborate and try to understand people thousands of miles away. We have always been fascinated with photographs that make you look a bit deeper, notably reflections and double exposures." - Danny Ghitis, Echosight

 

"To me, photography is about looking inward to find common ground with others. It's always there, we just need to listen. With current technology we can instantly collaborate and try to understand people thousands of miles away. We have always been fascinated with photographs that make you look a bit deeper, notably reflections and double exposures."

- Danny Ghitis, Echosight

  "For a while I felt like I needed to mold my work and vision towards the idea of what a photojournalist should be, but as that feeling faded I stopped caring what everyone else thought instead of doing what I want."  -Todd Spoth, Commercial Photographer

 

"For a while I felt like I needed to mold my work and vision towards the idea of what a photojournalist should be, but as that feeling faded I stopped caring what everyone else thought instead of doing what I want." 

-Todd Spoth, Commercial Photographer

  "To me photography even before the invention of digital photography, was something akin to breathing....So with the advent of mobile photography it has made the shooting, production and sharing of a photograph something of an immediate workflow. It's the camera, darkroom, printing press, distribution trucks all in the palm of my hand." -Richard Koci Hernandez, Visual Storyteller

 

"To me photography even before the invention of digital photography, was something akin to breathing....So with the advent of mobile photography it has made the shooting, production and sharing of a photograph something of an immediate workflow. It's the camera, darkroom, printing press, distribution trucks all in the palm of my hand."

-Richard Koci Hernandez, Visual Storyteller

  "The power of visual storytelling is simple, it can effect change — a photograph can end a war, make a difference in your community or simply make someone smile. That’s powerful, no matter how you look at it." -Melissa Lyttle, Freelance Photojournalist

 

"The power of visual storytelling is simple, it can effect change — a photograph can end a war, make a difference in your community or simply make someone smile. That’s powerful, no matter how you look at it."

-Melissa Lyttle, Freelance Photojournalist