Sora Hura by Dan Smith

Magnum Emergency Fund photographer, Sohrab Hura speaking at the John Hope Franklin Center, on Duke University’s campus in Durham, North Carolina.

Sohrab and I spent most of yesterday together, touring Duke’s Nasher Museum. Of the things we spoke about, the most striking was his notion that the worst thing that could have happened to his work, was him becoming known as a ‘Photographer,’ rather than just someone who happened to take photographs.

I’ve been struggling to update my portfolio, out of fear that I’m not an artist (a title which I feel conveys a certain level of pretentiousness when it comes to most photographers), or even a photographer. But maybe that’s not for me to decide, or even be concerned about. So, it’s about time that I actually update my portfolio…