Are photography contests worthless? Like most arguments, there are two…
Ever wonder who you’re competing against? I asked Travel+Leisure photo editor Whitney Lawson to save all the promos she received in one week. She obliged, but only kept the good ones. I photographed all of them — some of the photos include multiple images from the same piece. Interestingly, Whitney doesn’t hate on the postcard format (we’ve heard from other photo editors that they tend to get tossed in the trash). She is, quite honestly, a huge fan of photography, so the format is irrelevant. (By the way, I was very happy to hear that the whole photo department uses PhotoShelter to find new photographers and images!)
Take a gander at the first half below, and apologies to those photographers whose names I did not record.
David S. Allee/helloartists.com
Alrighty, come back tomorrow for the 2nd half!
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