Jim West has been an editorial photographer, based in Detroit, for more than 25 years. His work focuses on social issues and the labor movement. He handles assignments and also has an extensive collection of stock images available.
Jim’s work has been published in major news magazines in the U.S. and abroad, in newspapers from the New York Times to Los Angeles Times, by religious organizations, environmental groups, labor unions, textbook publishers, and trade magazines.
If you are looking for stock images, you can search an on-line database of nearly 10,000 images, or browse major topics in the stock photo list. Jim is also happy to work from your want list and put together a selection of images for your review. Fees for publication are based on usage and are competitive with industry standards.
Fees for assignment work are based on the usage of the images, with consideration of the time and difficulty involved in producing them.
Jim is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers, International Labor Communications Association, Stock Artists Alliance, and Editorial Photographers.
If you cannot find what you need on Jim’s site, another photographer with a good collection of Detroit and labor images is George Waldman: www.detroitphotojournalism.com.