This linking of creative practices and the willingness to question and enquire seems to be rare amongst a generation for whom the ability to discover has never been so easy or so available. In addition to the rejection of reading there is also the obsession with the single image.
Why is narrative such a difficult concept for young photographers to master?
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Several times now I’ve had the experience of sharing a photo essay with people online, and them responding with ‘My favourites are 4, 7, 18 and 22’, when the body itself is where the action is, and much stronger than any of the individual images.

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