For a while, I have been struggling with finding my place in the photography world. For a while, I have quit trying to "make" it as a photographer professionally and decided to become an enthusiast, since really, thats what I am. I just want to love it, and let it be part of me, and eventually I will find out how I am a part of the photography world.
So, I went to the Foundry Workshop for Documentary Photography in Thailand this last summer. It was incredible, and I got to me many photojournalist who's work I have been following for years. I was nervous the entire time, as most participants are very talented, and working photojournalists. It is not a competitive atmosphere, it is a learning and networking one.
To be honest, I almost didn't even submit my story because I was not feeling confident in my photographs. But, alas, my wonderful teacher Andrea Bruce, encouraged me to.
Documentary Arts Asia, chose 24 photographs from the entire workshop to go in an exhibit. And they chose mine. Wait, what? I couldn't believe it. You can read about and eventually view the exhibit here.
"This exhibition represents Chiang Mai, as seen through the hearts and lenses of some of the most talented young photographers in the world right now." -Documentary Arts Asia. I don't mind to have been numbered among them.
I will post my entire story on Elephant Rehabilitation in Thailand soon.