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Fri, Feb. 11th, 2005, 02:20 am

Someone at Sussex teaching a media class posted some of my photographs as instructional materials. They aren't using them to instruct stylistically, but the link by a professor is still pretty god damned awesome.




Does anyone know, do I deserve reproduction royalties for this? They are archiving and handing out my work to students.

Then again, I don't want to be a bitch, or I might lose the opportunity for the exposure...

I hate that.

Fri, Feb. 11th, 2005 09:32 am (UTC)

at least they're giving you credit, no?

Fri, Feb. 11th, 2005 10:32 am (UTC)

oh, well of course!
if they hadn't done that i'd be calling sussex and having the professor fired! ; )

i don't think i'd go after them, but issues of royalties are still an interesting situation.
i still haven't been paid by that textbook company, by the way. : /

Fri, Feb. 11th, 2005 09:34 am (UTC)

wow, those photos are awesome!

do you have any super-hi-res versions (like 1600x1200)?

Fri, Feb. 11th, 2005 10:24 am (UTC)

yeah, i've got better than that.

Fri, Feb. 11th, 2005 10:25 am (UTC)

did you look at the dvd i gave you? (the new work is much better though)

Fri, Feb. 11th, 2005 05:47 pm (UTC)

That is a legal question that is very much in flux in our modern world. I'd put money on 'yes, you can find a lawyer who would say "yes"', but the costs of extracting blood from a turnip (the academic market) that is located overseas pretty much completely outweigh any sort of monetary benefit you could extract. Ask nicely and they may throw a little change at ya. If they say no, there isn't too much recourse.

Fri, Feb. 11th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC)

It's all true. I guess I'm just sort of frustrated that somewhere someone appreciates my work enough to use for a class, but that outside my personal satisfaction I see little to no benefit come from my time and effort.

It's not just this, it's a lot of other little things like it.

Sat, Feb. 12th, 2005 08:40 am (UTC)

Well if you want to make money out of photographic art, the best paths are via galleries or publishing a book. I would wager that the former is more immediately available to you re: your current situation, so I would start making friends with curators who could perhaps get you situated in a First Thirsday or Last Thursday exhibition.

Remember - the artists who make money are not always the best at art, but always the best at marketing and self promotion. These are skill sets, but if you want to supplement income beyond a 9 to 5 gig you need to concentrate on the promotions aspect.