PDN Video: Photographer Oriana Koren on Breaking Barriers to Success

Posted by on Wednesday August 30, 2017 | Business

Oriana Koren shares tips and advice on how to make it as an editorial photographer, gleaned from her experience as a woman of color in a predominantly white male business. In our video interview, she describes how she leveraged prejudice to motivate herself, learned how to pitch stories to get editors to respond to her emails, and developed a niche that has propelled her career. She talks about portfolio reviews and self-doubt with words of encouragement every photographer will appreciate.

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