Sustaining a Long-Term Photo Project

November 19, 2012

By Isa Leshko

© Isa Leshko

Leshko says that showing "Elderly Animals" at portfolio reviews provided valuable learning experience, but such meetings can take years to result in a sale or publication.

As we noted in “Internet Phenomenon of the Year: Isa Leshko’s Elderly Animals,” the photographer began photographing aging animals in 2008, in reaction to her own feelings about her mother’s Alzheimer’s, years before the series interested collectors or photo editors. Writer Edgar Allen Beam asked Leshko: What have you learned from the success of Elderly Animals that might help other photographers...

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