I'm tired of reading photographer's statement starting with "Ohso Clever has been working on this not so special project for 4 (2; 6 and a half, etc...) years.....", as if the numbers of days engaging in the work added some meaning to it. If these photographers did genuinely involved themselves with their subjects, it would be a lifetime matter, not a bloody engagement ceremony. Guess How long Walker Evans spent with the field laborers of the poverty stricken cotton farms of South USA during the depression years: about 2 or 3 weeks.  How long did Nan Goldin spent taking pictures of drag queens and transvestites?
Just take the money, don't think.

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