burn is an evolving journal for emerging photographers. They publish new stories or singles at least three times per week from submissions they receive from up and coming photographers. David Alan Harvey, a Magnum photographer and mentor, curates the work shown on the blog, which draws lots of commentary from viewers. In describing the idea behind burn, he writes:
My whole philosophy of teaching and mentoring is based on the theory that I will be of most value to emerging photographers because I am very much a working photographer. I am constantly creating books for myself, planning exhibitions, printing for collectors, proposing and shooting magazine assignments, and do the occasional advertising shoot. Because of this NOW experience , it is quite easy for me to relate to the world of younger photographers who may benefit from my editing and expertise, yet know full well that I struggle with the environs of a fickle publishing world as do they.
Not only is burn about mentoring emerging photographers and publishing their work, there is also an emerging photographer grant given out each year to support personal projects. Check out the latest posts, and be prepared for inspiration (updated automatically):
- diana markosian – my father the stranger
- Brooklyn Swim
- EPF 2013 – the winners
- at home – loft workshops 2013
- West wind