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Man Loses HR Day Job, Becomes WaPo and NY Times Photographer

Cross-posted from PetaPixel. [By Phil Mistry] 

“At the beginning of 2020, Cornell Watson’s full-time job was in human resources. At the end of the year, he was shooting for the New York Times and Washington Post and creating fine-art projects for which he has received a $20,000 grant award.”

“‘The last two years have felt like I was on a photography crash course,’ says Watson. ‘I’ve attended two in-person photography conferences with the Family Narrative. The topics ranged across documentary, editorial, and commercial. I’ve taken a ton of courses on editing, lighting, writing, etc. While I had zero editorial experience, I have prepared.’”

Man Loses HR Day Job, Becomes WaPo and NY Times Photographer

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