Introduction to GUP #15 - Graduates




Graduating from a photo academy or an art college is a once in a lifetime experience made unique by the years of work often dedicated to the final result. You have to set the jewel in the crown of your study, and at the same time face the uncertain life of a professional photographer. Any guarantees of time, attention and experimentation are gone. Here’s another take on it; next to producing quality work you have to put food on the table. While not everybody finishes on a high note with their graduation show, others realise their vision. Neither situation needs to determine your future as a photographer. In this Graduates Issue we review a number of photographers fresh out of (mostly Dutch) academies. You can also see the work of four photographers who have been going at it hammer and tong for a few years, and not without credit due. A glance into the future...