Goodbye, Photography is a short documentary focusing on some of the big issues plaguing the photography industry today.
I made this as the final project for a documentary class at Oregon State taught in the NMC department by Ed Madison (edmadison.com/)- the president and CEO of Engaging Media.
The documentary features interviews with photographers Pete Stone (petestone.com) and Peter Chee (petercheephotography.com) as well as Jim Folts, a professor in photography at Oregon State for over 40 years, and Paul Rentz, former owner of Rush Hour Photo for 24 years.
From a personal standpoint, I really struggled with this video. The subject matter hit really close to home, and I found that the more I interviewed, and the more I researched, the more depressed I became about my own future as a professional photographer. However, by becoming more self-aware, I feel like I might have a greater chance of succeeding. Who knows really.