Want to Make the Most of Black Star Rising? Participate!

When three German Jews –- Kurt Safranski, Ernest Mayer and Kurt Kornfeld — escaped the Nazi terror and founded New York’s Black Star photographic agency in 1935, they wanted to do more than make money. They wanted, in Mayer’s words, “to create something worthwhile.”

Black Star has a long history of mentoring our photographers and clients.  Black Star Rising is an attempt to extend this ethos of teaching — and caring — to an online audience.   Our stories offer advice and viewpoints on the art and business of photography, based on the personal experiences of our contributors.  They are not intended as one-way communication, but as the beginning of an ongoing dialogue with those who come to our site.

Here are five ways to engage with Black Star Rising:

1. Post your comments on our stories.

2. Subscribe to our RSS feed.

3. Chat with us on Twitter.

4. Download our new e-book.

5. E-mail us if you’d like to be a Black Star Rising contributor.

We’re eager to get to know you better. So don’t be shy — participate!