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Now that you have decided to go ahead with your own project (please make sure to read the Module 0 first) it is time to choose the subject around which you will build a visual narrative.
By developing a documentary photography project you will produce a visual narrative, you will tell a story. The most prominent projects, or at least the ones with more impact, usually cover stories of political or social significance. But itâ€™s possible to develop a project about almost everything. The possibilities are endless. And it isnâ€™t necessary to reach remote or exotic areas of the planet to create a good story. The subject can be located right in your own city.
When thinking of a subject to be the core of your project, there are two important aspects to take into consideration:
- It must be interesting to you, its author. Otherwise, very easily you are going to quit;
- It also must be interesting to the general public. If itâ€™s interesting to you but no one wants to know about it, at some point you will feel frustrated and probably you wonâ€™t complete it.
This is undoubtedly one of the most important stages and will dictate the whole sequence of events that will follow. Most documentary projects usually take from a few months to several years, so choose wisely. And when you truly commit to a project, no matter how much time passes, it will touch you.
So, what methods can we use to check if we are making the right choice? Letâ€™s now describe the simple but effective tools for assessing the potential of a project.
Within the several ideas you may be considering for your project, carefully check if they have these two key elements before starting working on it:
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