Due to the pandemic, many photographers have had to change the way in which they work in order to sustain a living. This is a new section of the blog where we want to celebrate the adaptability and resiliance of the photographic community during this past year and highlight some of those that have sucessfully altered their business models, or tried something new, to continue working during what is now the new normal of the photo industry.
It has been one year since the UK went into its first lockdown. This past year has been difficult for so many people and the creative industries are no exception. Prior to the Covid pandemic the creative industries were the fastest growing sector of the UK economy; however with the whole world coming to a standstill, many creatives have found themselves without work and without funding. This has led to numerous people having to change the way in which they work in order to sustain a living during these uncertain times.
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.