Photo by Cornell Watson
Photo by Cornell Watson

Earlier this year, Durham, North Carolina–based photographer Cornell Watson was juggling a full-time job in human resources and conference calls with raising a 2-year-old together with his wife. And then he was laid off.

Within months, however, he had grown his already successful side project in family photography into something much more. Now Watson’s work is being featured in national newspapers and ad campaigns, and he is the recipient of an Alexia Grant for his personal work, a project called Behind the Mask. BuzzFeed News was able to speak to him from his studio space about how he turned a challenging year into opportunities to expand his portfolio and earn nationwide recognition for his work.

Read the full story at Buzz Feed News.


Similar Posts