The importance of publishing your work can’t be understated. Getting your work out there for the world to see is a hugely gratifying feeling. But it’s not just about getting your work seen. Publishing your work can also be a great way to connect with other artists and create a community around your work. It can help you improve as an artist, push you to create even better work in the future, and inspire others to create their own art.

On this online Q&A, photographer and NYFA Los Angeles Instructor Nikk Rich moderates a chat with #NYFA Photography Alumni Jon Henry, Mariangela Quiroga Cantillo and Rutvik Katuri, and Float Photo Magazine Co-founder and Photographer Dana Stirling to discuss the value of publishing photography work in books, magazines as well as digital placement.