In a world of specialized labor, Stuart Palley offers his take on "super-specialization," a phenomenon in which jobs and careers are becoming highly specific. As a wildfire photographer, he comments on the struggles and benefits of finding a special niche in the modern workforce.
Stuart Palley is a Los Angeles based photographer specializing in environmental, editorial, commercial, travel, documentary, motion/video, and fine art subject matter. Born and raised in Southern CA, Stuart has photographed for National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and other publications. His work has appeared TIME Magazine, New York Magazine, and The Washington Post. His recent work on wildfires, Terra Flamma: Wildfires at Night, has been featured in TIME Magazine’s Light Box, Time Magazine’s Photos of the Week, Time's Top 100 Photo of the Year The Washington Post, New York Magazine, The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal, and newspapers and magazines worldwide. Stuart originally funded the project by running a successful Kickstarter campaign where he raised 260% percent of his original goal. He was able to envision, fund, execute, and complete the project totally independent of any publications or institutional funding.
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