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I wonder if anyone can advise me as to how I should go about having my photographs published ? Do I need an agent ? Should I approach Art galleries and the like ? Should I try to deal with magazines directly ? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Laura Blance-de-Fernandez

-- Laura Blance-de-Fernandez (, October 30, 2000


I don't have any magic answer to offer, but you'll find extensive discussion of such topics if you go to and type

< "getting published" >

in the Search box.

Good luck. . . .


-- Simon (, October 31, 2000.

Laura, there is a book out called, "Sell & Re-Sell your Photo's" by Rohn Engh thats pretty good. You might want to read this and maybe check out other books available at Borders or B&N bookstores. There's a wealth of info in these books about all aspects of selling and getting photo's published.

-- Wayne Crider (, October 31, 2000.

both view camera and lens work will accept portfolios for consideration. you will have to look in the magazine for details on sending your work to them.-J

-- josh (, October 31, 2000.

Laura, I have always delt with magazines directly with some success. Try to sbmit work that fits their style of publishing. Images illustrating a technical aspect would suit a photographic mag. for example images illustrating extreme wide angle photography or something on infra red photography. Send about 20 10"x8" prints or slides and caption each image well with the technical details. If you are good at writing then propose an illustrated article with your chosen mag. With regard to galleries this often requires a lot of "leg-work" by just visiting the galleries in your area and showing your work which must be well presented. This is a difficult area to get into. I had a fair bit of sucess with a few London galleries some years back but I've fallen on stony ground this last year or so. Just be determined, don't be put off by failure and don't take "no" for an answer but above all believe in yourself. I wish you well.

-- Trevor Crone (, October 31, 2000.

There is an annual book called "The Photographer's Market" that lists just about anyone who buys photography for publication. It has a zillion addresses and contacts. It should help. As you are aware, competition is tough and you will have to make multiple submissions in a "shotgun" approach. You will have to hit the publisher at a time when he or she has a need for your particular photographs. Above all, you will need several sets of duplicate prints or slides.

Good luck with it,

-- Doug Paramore (, October 31, 2000.

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