Anarchy Images: This New Photo Agency Shoots Narrative Pictures

It’s also called documentary photojournalism, and the pictures depict narratives of life like the story of plantation workers in Haiti, a story on sex workers in Mexico City and a project on Islam in India.

New York photographer Jason Pagan, a veteran of Black Star and the Bettmann Archive, said he started his own Anarcy Images agency to represent photographers who shoot that kind of work.

Already, he has signed up 15 from about 200 interested photographers who have submitted portfolios. Anarchy photographers now include some notables such as Joseph Rodriguez in New York, Jon Anderson in the Dominican Republic and Daniel Etter in Germany.

“We’re not looking to be all things to all people,” Pagan says, noting that Anarchy is conscientiously avoiding the lucrative categories of sports and celebrity photography. Its focus is strictly documentary photojournalism.

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