When photographing people the most important first step is
establishing a relationship
There are those images you know you just have to shoot and “capture the moment” before it’s gone forever. But is that moment so important to us that it’s worth damaging a relationship before it’s even been established? When we are exploring the people and their culture in a developing country, whether working for an NGO or just a curious tourist, are we eager to build relationships and learn from the people we meet, or are we just hoping for the best shot?