"IFPO led me to contract job with NBC"

Atlanta lived up to it's reputation of the Hollywood of the south, Sponsoring the Seventh Annual BET Hip Hop Awards. All the big names graced the red carpet and gave energy packed performances by Hip Hop heavyweights Rick Ross and P Diddy and the Bad Boy Crew.

I have been a photojournalist for many years working for major publications around the country and abroad; but as a freelancer I ran into problems getting press credentials.

The IFPO American International News Service Program helped solve that problem for me. Through the program I was able to establish myself with a legitimate organization thus opening doors that eventually lead to a position as a contract photographer for NBC.

The key to moving up is exposure. Don't always think in terms of money. Get your name out there. I had to do alot of work for photo credit. You may not think that people take notice, but they do. That is a story for another time.

Jerome Dorn, Atlanta, Georgia, IFPO Member since 1995.

INTERNATIONAL FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHERS ORGANIZATION

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