Being a freelance photographer requires many things; talent, grit, hard word, patience, a sense of humor and most of all a COMMUNITY. In the last 20 years, Dorie Hagler has grown a community rather than her ego. Looking back, her best opportunities, whether they be assignments, gallery shows or public art commissions, all happened because of her photographer friends and colleagues within the industry.
So let’s explore the many ways to grow your photography community and land more assignments. Dorie will share with you the twisty, turny road her career has taken and how she can draw a line from her successes straight to her photographer friends.
Let’s share ideas. Come join this community.
Dorie Hagler is a storyteller and an advocate. She advocates for people, communities, and businesses by telling their stories in a compelling, honest and humanizing way. Dorie is inspired by the stories regardless of whether they are news breaking international natural disasters or her hometown's rodeo queen competition.
Dorie's photographs appear in distinguished publications such as The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, The Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post, The Albuquerque Journal, The Taos News, Ski Magazine, New Mexico Magazine, Mothering Magazine and many others.
Dorie is a project photographer for international non-profits, local non-profits and documentary film-makers and has been awarded public art commissions by The State of New Mexico.
Images from her personal documentary projects are collected by museums, public buildings and state agencies throughout New Mexico and the United States.
Dorie lives in New York with her husband and her two daughters.