Via Sanjiv Sirpal
I love it when members of the audience raise their hand and say – “Yo, check this out!” Sanjiv Sirpal, a photographer, writer, designer – shall we just call him a Renaissance man? – wrote in to suggest a wonderful photo agency based in Delhi called PhotoInk.
I’ll let you surf out to the site and check it out, but let me tell you that some of India’s best known photographers are represented there. It’s great to see a home for social documentary photography in India. Bangladesh has Drik and Pathashala, wonderful, progressive organizations doing great things thanks to Shahidul Alam’s leadership.
I was pleasantly surprised to know that Robert Pledge’s Contact Press Images was connected to PhotoInk. Devika Daulat-Singh, PhotoInk’s director interned at Contact Press Images a while back. These sort of relationships run deep. Students reading this ought to take note – internships do pay in the end. It is what you make of it that either sustains you or cripples you in this business.