If you’re working in Beijing you may come across an ad from one Harriet Cherry of Arteasta.com looking for event photographers to cover their fashion and art shows. The ads state that payment is “negotiable”. I responded to one ad today and got the following reply:
Thanks for getting in touch about the photography job.
We are a not for profit company, called Arteasta.com (www.arteasta.com is our website, check it out)
We are holding an event next Thursday to showcase our latest collection of new designers and artists from Beijing fashion schools.
As we are not profiting from the event and relying on sponsors etc. for everything, we are unfortunately not able to pay you for your time. But as these photos might be used in publications such as Vogue China, Harpers Bazaar and Time out (amongst many other’s) it would be a good opportunity for you to gain some exposure. Furthermore if it works out, we’d be obviously very keen to use you again for future events which will be bigger in scale and budget.
If you’re ok with this please let us know, and we’ll send you more info about the event.
I responded as usual, saying exposure doesn’t interest me, and pointing out that the publications mentioned in the email are for-profit. I also suggested that the sentence in her ad that says payment is negotiable might be a typo. So far no response.
2013-06-22 06:05:36 UTC