@forexposure_txt is a Twitter account dedicated to compiling quotes from artists who were expected to work for free. It was created by artist and writer Ryan Estrada, and we previously wrote about it here.


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Well now an artist has decided to take some of those quotes and use them to inspire various portraits of what she imagines those people look like. They're part of a series titled "For Exposure," and they were created for Format Magazine by Emmie Tsumura, a Toronto-based illustrator and graphic designer. Check out some of our favorites below. If you're an artist then chances are that more than a few of them will resonate with you!

More info: Twitter | Instagram (h/t: juxtapoz, format magazine)

#1

The People Who Want Artists To Work For Free

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Laury M. 3 months ago

If I request artwork from a friend, I pay them. I commissioned a painting from someone I've been friends with for over 10 years. I paid her. Friendship does not equal free work.

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#2

The People Who Want Artists To Work For Free

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Laury M. 3 months ago

Fundamental misunderstanding of the mediums of art. Physical mediums, each and every single one of them, have their own advantages and limitations. Digital media has advantages and limitations as well. All of them require technique, skills, time, energy and material. If you don't have money to pay for art, you don't get art.

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#3

The People Who Want Artists To Work For Free

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ADHORTATOR 3 months ago

"I prefer stealing, you know"

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#4

The People Who Want Artists To Work For Free

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Michel M. Prins 3 months ago

And in the end the end the artist doesn't receive a single penny out of the hard work he/she might've done, while the business makes thousands of dollars BECAUSE the artwork helped with it. That's "business" for ya!

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#5

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Laury M. 3 months ago

Those people must be bitter that they're miserable at their jobs. Newsflash: you can love your job AND get paid for it.

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#6

The People Who Want Artists To Work For Free

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Laury M. 3 months ago

Then no artist will be in any position to provide you with any amount of work, they need to pay their bills, not your trip.

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#7

The People Who Want Artists To Work For Free

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Laury M. 3 months ago

You're looking for a partner in losses in people who already have trouble getting paid for their work on a normal basis.

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#8

The People Who Want Artists To Work For Free

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Laury M. 3 months ago

How about instead of spending money on beer as payment, you use that money to pay the photographer?

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#9

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Laury M. 3 months ago

"It's great exposure!" People die of exposure. Pay the artists.

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#10

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Laury M. 3 months ago

So... volunteering?

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