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How To Become a Professional Photographer Without Assisting: Sara Macel

April 11, 2017

By David Walker

© Sara Macel

For the Everything Is Stories podcast, Sara Macel photographed Sulome Anderson holding a photo of herself as a child with her father, journalist Terry Anderson. “Find what’s most useful in any job to help you” build a career as a photographer, says Macel, who worked as a producer before becoming a photographer. Click to see more of her assignment and personal work.

After studying photography at New York University, Sara Macel worked as a studio manager for Bruce Davidson in the early 2000s. Looking at his images all day inspired her to “jump and become a photographer myself,” she says. But her leap turned out to be premature. “I had only seen what the life of an older, established artist was,” she...

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