Jake Stangel sent me an e-mail recently informing me of the launch of Too Much Chocolate, a new website for young, emerging photographers to come together. The site features a rotating gallery, a discussion forum and interviews. Very cool, I thought.
But it seems that a lot of these kinds of websites have been popping up over the last year or so, with the creation of Humble Arts, the Fjord collective, Flak Photo, Noel Rodo-Vankeulen‘s We Can’t Paint network (including the recent launch of Wassenaar), Joerg Colberg‘s Conscientious Google Group and a plethora of others.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that photographers are craving something beyond what blogs offer, something more dynamic where conversations and images aren’t so easily lost in the archives. Perhaps these “photography hubs” are the answer, the next step in centralizing the overwhelming amount of information that proliferates the Internet.
The more great places to visit online the better, obviously. But, I wonder, how is everyone in this online photography community expected to “come together” if there are so many places to choose from?
Just a thought. I’d love to hear what readers think.