Going from the newspaper industry to freelance, one of the things I miss most is the follow-up on projects or stories. I always saw the project to the end and saw how it was published, received, etc. Now I work with photographers, several months often passing before I hear from them again, and I always wonder what happened with a project, a story, a possible publication.
Occasionally, I’ll see something posted on social media but not always. So instead of just hoping I will see a note, I’ve recently been asking photographers to let me know the outcomes. Did the project get published? Are they still working on it? Did they sign a book deal? I want to know what happened. I really do care. maryvignoles.com