Graduate Mentoring Scheme: find out how taking part progressed Holly Houlton’s career

Have you recently graduated university and are perhaps feeling a little daunted by the next steps to launch your photography career? Look no further, Redeye’s Graduate Mentoring Scheme is back for another year running, to carefully pair graduates with relevant industry professionals based on their interests, supporting the leap from leaving university to working in the real world.  

The Key Barriers: Entering the creative industries as a young person

The pandemic has caused unprecedented difficulties for upcoming talent in the sphere of cultural and creative work. Here, Kelly Bryan, 2020 Photography graduate and founder of Art Link – a UK-based platform celebrating the work of young creatives – explores the challenges for her generation and offers potential solutions.

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Are you really doing what you want?

Redeye’s director Paul Herrmann writes about the significance of business models for photographers and artists.

Every so often we survey and interview working photographers to find out how they are doing - to see if they have got enough fulfilling work and a reasonable income. There’s consistently a small minority who say that things are going very well. This was true even through the depths of the recession. 

What are they doing that is different to the majority who say that things are difficult? What do they all have in common?

Photo: Paul Crudgington

Interview with Gwen Thomas of the AOP

Gwen Thomas has worked behind the scenes for nearly 40 years on behalf of photographers, ending up as the Legal & Business Director of the Association of Photographers, with an unparalleled knowledge of the law and business as it affects professionals. At the end of September 2015 she retires. We’re delighted to publish this short interview with Redeye’s Paul Herrmann to mark her unique contribution to photography.

Gwen Thomas, photo by David Partner
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