BY JIM COLTON
“Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.” -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Ahhhh, yes….a few sensible words! 3 years, and 61 Photo Journals ago, I launched a feature, where I was trying to capture exactly that...a few sensible words...and of course, not mine! I found that the secret to compelling content was to ask a few interesting questions…and then get the hell out of the way!
There are so many brilliant minds out there and people doing remarkable work. Some of the stories I wrote about were getting good visibility while others were flying under the radar. (Those were my favorites.) But what I discovered was that my brothers and sisters in this industry had important things to say…as well as having remarkable images and stories that needed to be shared. Hence the birth of Photo Journal, a name I revived from my Newsweek days when I created a free-standing photo essay feature of the same name. But for the time being, I am “shelving” Photo Journal.Read More