Notes from the Photo Revolution

More on becoming a photo-author

Bill Crandall
Counter Arts
Published in
9 min readApr 10, 2024

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Maasai near Mt Kilimanjaro (background), southern Kenya. Authorship note — I was on a wildlife drive recently in a national park but I’m a terrible wildlife photographer. Ideas and intentions are important. Mine center on people, our relationship with the environment, and not wanting to do what others do (like posing the Maasai, which also usually involves paying them). So I jumped when I recognized this as ‘my’ photo. [All photos © Bill Crandall]

“Are you serious? How can photography be a revolutionary act? I thought you said photography sucks!”

Ok, yes, in my last post I led with ‘we don’t need more photographers’ and ‘most photography sucks’.

Which of course was meant to provoke but it’s unfortunately true. We have way more photography than ever…

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Bill Crandall
Counter Arts

Photographer and educator. Exploring how art and stories can take us forward. Carrying the fire.