A new website giving you yet another opportunity to get your documentary work seen (for a fee of course) is being launched. Focusing on documentary photos, socialdocumentary.net is promising more that sites like Flickr or Shutterfly. Here's the lowdown:
"Unlike other image sharing sites, such as Flickr or Shutterfly, SocialDocumentary.net, is committed to hosting only quality images with a strong point of view and a deliberate and meaningful composition. The images and writing must have documentary integrity and technical quality," said Glenn Ruga, publisher and founder of SocialDocumentary.net. "There are no other sites devoted to the documentary form that allow photographers-both amateur and professional-to easily upload their own quality exhibits and to be a part of the fastest growing community and collection of documentary work on the web."
With other photo hosting sites dropping like flies, this may fly and then again maybe not. In an age where we are inundated with images on a daily basis, it may take more than a hosting service to get your images out there. Recently I was talking to a long time editorial photographer about how she used to get her images out to the right people. It involved a lot of hitting the pavement and even more ingenuity.