Humanitarian Photographers Day 2

Today I want to introduce you to you Austin Mann, Lindsay Branham and David Johnson. Come back tomorrow for the last three photographers.

No use laboring over saying something new. Here is what I said yesterday. It still stands!

“How in the world do you make a living as a humanitarian photographer?” That is the question, implied or direct, that I get asked almost every week. My answers don’t always satisfy, so I asked nine photographers that specialize in humanitarian photography if and/or how they augment their earnings from this type of photography to sustain their business. OK, I really asked ten, but that last photographer never responded…probably out of Twitter, Facebook, email, phone and Skype range.

As you will see, these photographers have found solutions that are varied and creative. Passion drives this arena of photography. Resourcefulness sustains it.

I personally augment our earnings by shooting stock for Getty Images. Click on this link for a video of some of that work: Getty Images.

Make sure you check out the links for the featured photographers as well as their blog posts, podcasts and books. You will learn a lot and go away inspired to make a difference with your photography.

All photographs are Copyrighted by the individual photographers.

5 thoughts

  1. No way! I nearly fell off my chair when I saw David Johnson on this blog post. David is one of the reasons I am a photographer at all! I met David when I was working in Ethiopia a couple of years ago, and we got to know each other over the short time that he spent visiting and shooting there. His passion and heart was so inspiring, and he encouraged to me pursue photography more seriously. In fact, he even generously donated some money towards my first DSLR!

    David is a truly inspiring man, and I am honoured call him my friend. He has such an amazing heart for people and for God. I’m so glad to see that you’ve included him here in your blog. Thanks, Gary!

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