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Anyone here ever started a Photo Agency or Coop before?

Need some advices and insights ..

Thanks.

by 'kola at 2013-04-15 13:23:19 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

The subject is too complicated to cover on a site like this. But suffice it to say, creating an agency won’t get you business that you could not get on your own. And, it takes a lot of capital to start one.

But the first question is – why would you want to start one?

by Neal Jackson | 16 Apr 2013 03:04 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
Yes…I did it. check it at www.echophotoagency.com

by Gianmarco Maraviglia | 16 Apr 2013 13:04 | milano, Italy | | Report spam→
Ciao Neal

“But the first question is – why would you want to start one? "
To pool the resources and work of ambitious, talented but lesser know photographers in a particular region of the world.

Thanks.

Hey GM… checking it out and will get back to you. Grazie.

by 'kola | 19 Apr 2013 12:04 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
Pooling resources to do what?

In all seriousness, an agency is no stronger than its members. Really talented photographers can usually get in to see photo buyers (editorial or commercial). For them, an agency will not improve that. On the other hand, it can also bring down their standing if lesser quality photographers are in the agency.

All I can say is that most agencies lead to heartbreak.

by Neal Jackson | 21 Apr 2013 00:04 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
perhaps a collective.. ?

by julia s. ferdinand | 25 Apr 2013 04:04 | chiang mai, Thailand | | Report spam→
Boreal Collective
Echo (mentioned)
Medium Collective
Noor
Prime Collective

depending on where you are, a collective can be a very strategic and positive move. tax breaks, art grant funding, personal resources, connectivity… like i said, a long list.

by john d | 01 May 2013 23:05 | istanbul, Turkey | | Report spam→

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Participants

'kola, griot / photographer 'kola
griot / photographer
New York , United States
Neal Jackson, Neal Jackson
(Flaneur, Savant and Scapegrace)
Washington, Dc , United States ( IAD )
Gianmarco Maraviglia, Photojournalist Gianmarco Maraviglia
Photojournalist
(www.echophotoagency.com)
Milano , Italy
julia s. ferdinand, photographer julia s. ferdinand
photographer
Chiang Mai , Thailand ( CNX )
john d, retired hooligan john d
retired hooligan
(whats a tagline?)
Istanbul , Turkey


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