I believe - experientially - that many photographers have begun to think of photography as a “career” in a way that I have to wonder might be influencing - maybe even jeopardizing - the creation of much contemporary photography. Just how our vision is affected by taking part in the new photography market is being played out. I fear for photographers when I feel that they spend just as much time maintaining a social media presence as on thinking through projects and visual ideas. It concerns me that there are mediocre photographers on the radar simply because of their marketing, connections, and because they go to every review out there.
~ Alec Soth from ‘Alec Soth, How You Living?’ by Dan Abbe for American Photo