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“This is Reportage,” a New Directory of Die-Hard Documentary Wedding Photographers

May 3, 2018

By Jacqueline Tobin

Photo © Sabina Mladin

Wedding photographer Alan Law (a 2014 Rf 30 Rising Star) was recently feeling a bit disillusioned with the number of websites and awards that show, as he puts it, “portrait upon portrait upon portrait of bride and groom, and mostly in fields or on mountain tops. I really wanted to create a place where brides and grooms who want the very best in reportage wedding photography can find talented people to take those shots.”

Enter This Is Reportage, a directory of wedding photographers who focus on the “real-moment” capture of weddings—specifically on the extreme skill and artistry in documentary wedding photography. Since launching the site four months ago, Law says he already has over 300 photographers signed up from all over the world. “These are all excellent photographers, and it’s so meaningful to see them showing the very best in documentary wedding.”

Brides and grooms can search within the directory by area of their wedding.

“We also have our Reportage Awards (for great individual captures) and Reportage Story Awards (for series of images from a single wedding) as we also want to celebrate the skill of storytelling, creating a narrative, and consistently capturing lots of moments to an extremely high standard of creativity and artistry,” says Law. “You don’t need to be a ‘pure’ documentary photographer to join. We’re simply featuring the documentary aspect of your work. It’s totally fine if you do some portraits, couple time, groups, etc., as long as you capture the vast majority of a wedding in a documentary, pose-free way—and you’re very good at doing so. Then we’d love to have you on board.”

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