May 25th, 2008
Rob Haggart, former Director of Photography for Men’s Journal and Outside Magazine, ran a blog titled “A Photo Editor” in which, while remaining anonymous, he rather openly discussed how it is behind-the-scenes in the world of editorial photo editing. Entertaining and insightful, it quickly gained notoriety in the photo world.
He quit his job at Men’s Journal for a lifestyle change you can read about here, came out of the closet about his identity, but has continued to develop “A Photo Editor” with a purpose he is still exploring (read this post).
I met Rob several years ago while I was helping to create and manage the trade organization Travel and Outdoor Photographer’s Alliance; he came and spoke at one of the State of the Industry panel discussions we held. His participation was a gesture I appreciated helps me appreciate even more the work he puts into “A Photo Editor”.
Rob put the Folio Browser website together as a resource for photo editors and a place for photographers to find new clients. As a photographer, it’s an inspiring collection of some talented photographers. And, I’ll confess, it’s validating to know in Rob’s eyes I made the cut. I’m about half way down the page amongst the other journalistic imagery.
Enjoy his blog and the work of so many skilled photographers!
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