Quote Originally Posted by Newt_on_Swings View Post
. . . I thought he was a pretty cool guy until a few years ago, when the fact came out that he was getting free labor through unpaid internships through Craigslist. Someone that is that famous and is getting paid a good amount for his work and or lectures and workshops should be able to pay their help the bare minimum wage or atleast a stipend. I still see his posts on craigslist every so often trolling for fresh interns to work for free, thinking they might learn something, but probably scanning film all day.
There are rare bragging rights that accrue from such an internship. Less famous photographers rely on such interns. Also, it is much cheaper for the intern than most colleges and photographic schools. After all, McCurry is seeking interns, not students for expensive workshops.