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The Photography Teacher's Handbook by Garin Horner

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Chapter 14 Competition Where Everybody Wins!

Many aspects of the photographer’s world are highly competitive. In the professional realm competition is tough for securing clients and ongoing business. Fine art photographers compete with other artists to exhibit and sell work. Undergrad students compete for a limited number of positions at graduate programs. Many compete for grants, gallery representation, and juried exhibitions. Students who leave college without professional connections enter a job market where they may have to contend with others to prove to an employer that they are the best choice for the job. On a certain level, all photographers compete for attention in an image-saturated world. Colin Powell once said that, “The healthiest ...

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