Sunday, April 29, 2012

Matt Eich Mentors Ian Bates in Ohio

The LENS blog of the New York Times is a fine place to learn what's happening in the world of documentary photography and photojournalism.

Last week, there was a fascinating piece by James Estrin entitled Growing Up Lost in Appalachia, about the work of a young documentary photographer named Ian Bates. 

Bates photographs in Ohio, so his work would not normally fit within the focus of this blog, but in this case I'm making an exception because the story says that Bates is being mentored by one of the South's best young documentary photographers, Norfolk, VA-based photographer Matt Eich.

Good for Matt for taking on this role, and congratulations to Ian for showing us the western side of Appalachia. 

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