Turning Street Photography Into Paid Assignments

July 18, 2018

By Holly Stuart Hughes

© Michelle Groskopf

Photo editor Amanda Gorence says Refinery29 has hired Michelle Groskopf to photograph several projects, including “Miss Amazing,” a pageant in Nebraska for girls and young women with disabilities.

Good street photography requires time to roam—a luxury that deadline-driven assignments rarely afford photographers. We contacted three photo editors who have hired street photographers to find out what opportunities there are for street photographers to earn money shooting assignments. Elizabeth Renstrom, photo editor, VICE “Street photography happens to do well on,” says Elizabeth Renstrom, who has assigned street photographers...

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