Apparently, in the midst of the Second Great Depression, American photographers are creating new forms of community and cooperation, including collective enterprises.
A good example is GRAIN, which
started as a friendship between three like-minded photographers working at the Naples Daily News, a South Florida newspaper. Through their daily assignments they relied on each other for inspiration, advice and support for developing stories and their own personal visions.
Lexey Swall, Greg Kahn and Tristan Spinski launched GRAIN in 2012 with the goal of taking control of their photographic projects, tackling stories of social and cultural consequence and being a part of a larger, inspired conversation. The photographers at GRAIN bring personal vision, enthusiasm and a diligent work ethic to every project, editorial and commercial assignment.