The goal is to speak with a wide range of photographers, to get an idea of how people in general are getting by. From my experience in Japan, I've already seen some common paths that people involved with photography take: assistant, teacher or freelance photographer of some sort. I would expect these professions to be reflected in other countries as well, but I'm most curious about the attitude that people have towards their situation. For example, I know some people here who are completely comfortable working a job that's completely unrelated to photography, while pursuing their personal work on the side. At the same time, I know someone who took such a job because they were worried about the way that shooting commercially might affect their development as a photographer.