5 Tips on Working in Sensitive Communities| Scott Brennan | 2019 LHSA Photography Grant Winner

Dec 2, 2019  By Richard Rejino

With support from our members, we proudly announced Scott Brennan as the 2019 recipient of our LHSA Photography Grant. He was awarded the grant to help further his ongoing project, Indigenous Autonomy and Resistance in Mexico, which focuses on three indigenous populations in Mexico who have ousted organized crime, corrupt politics, and violence from their ancestral homelands. In this interview as part of our “How To” video series, Scott shares about his project and tips on working in sensitive communities.

Scott Brennan is originally from New York and has lived in Mexico since 2010. He is currently dedicated to documenting the struggles of indigenous groups in Latin America and their ongoing fights to defend their territories and cultures.

Scott will receive $5,000 to help complete a personal photographic project. In addition to the cash award, he will be featured in our prestigious quarterly journal, Viewfinder, and will be considered for an exhibition at a Leica Store or Gallery in North America.

Our Philanthropy Fund was established because we understand the importance of giving back to our community by providing financial support and exposure to the next generation of photographers through the LHSA Photography Grant.

Read the 2019 Photography Grant Announcement and see more of Scott’s photos here: http://bit.ly/2019LHSAGrantWinner

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Interviewed & Produced by Helen Todd at Sociality Squared

Shot by: Nelson Molina.
Edited by Erik Hogan.
Music by Akashic Records

Richard Rejino
Richard is the Executive Director of LHSA - The International Leica Society and a part-time professional photographer. He is also a classically trained pianist, writer and published author. His book, "What Music Means to Me" is available from Hal Leonard Corporation.

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Totally enjoyed listening to this interview with Scott Brennan. Most enjoyable moment was when he said that it takes time to make good photos. That is something I tried to make my editor understand for a decade working as a shooter for a local paper.

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