Freelance Photographer Salary 2020
Posted January 15, 2020 09:15:47A $1,000-a-month gig at a freelancer can mean the difference between life and death.
Photographer Richard Lewis has seen this firsthand.
Lewis has worked at a number of places including Disney, the New York Times, CBS, the Associated Press and now the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
In his work, Lewis has been called “the greatest freelancer of our time.”
Lewis’ first photo was published in the New Yorker in 1971.
He says his profession is a kind of therapy for his parents.
It allows him to connect with his mother and father, both of whom are deceased.
“I’ve learned a lot of things,” Lewis says.
“I can tell you this: I’m happier.
I can say, ‘I’m alive.
I can see a smile on my mother’s face.
She’s very much in the moment.”
Lewis is now the founder and CEO of the Photographers Guild of America.
In an interview with the Associated Public, he talks about the rise of the freelancer and how it’s changed his life.
That I had to get out of there. “
And I knew right then that I was in trouble.
The only thing I could think of was, ‘Let me make a quick photo, and then go.'””
I knew what was going to happen.
The only thing I could think of was, ‘Let me make a quick photo, and then go.'”
Lewis was 16 years old when he first began working for the AP in 1973.
He started with the Newbery Medal in 1976.
But by 1979, he was on the cover of Time magazine.
That was when the AP decided to change its name to the Newscorp Corporation.
Lewis was offered a job with the AP as an editor.
But he turned it down.
“It was the most exciting moment of my life,” he says.
In the mid-1980s, the AP moved to Chicago and became part of the Chicago Tribune.
In 1988, Lewis became editor-in-chief of the AP News Service, and in 1992, he became the first photojournalist to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Photojournalism.
In 1998, Lewis was inducted into the National Press Photographers Hall of Fame.
In 2001, Lewis took a job at a photography agency, but he couldn’t keep it.
In 2006, he left the AP and founded a photography company, Photo-Line Photography.
But the business was sold, and Lewis was laid off in 2007.
“The company went bankrupt,” Lewis explains.
“We had to start over.”
“I had no idea what was coming next,” he admits.
“This is not the way I wanted to spend my life.”
In 2007, Lewis and his wife moved to Atlanta, where he now lives.
Lewis says he’s always been a photographer and a father.
“There’s a lot more I’d like to do,” he told the AP, “but I just don’t know where the time is.”
In 2011, Lewis started freelancing again, this time at a nonprofit organization, the National Library of Medicine.
His next book, A Life in the Photo, was published last year.
In January, Lewis is returning to New Orleans to meet with the local newspaper and local businesses to help them create an affordable photo booth for the upcoming New Orleans Film Festival.