JC: One piece of advice to recent photography graduates?
WH: Go to Mexico, or somewhere cheap where you can decompress from school. Seriously, take some time to reflect on what was bullshit and what was real from what you learned in school. Then, get busy. Do whatever it takes to learn as much as possible as fast as possible. Make a 5 year plan, visualize yourself in the future and come up with a real plan to make it there. Also, try to work for free as little as possible. People will exploit free labor.
If you're not learning something in an internship or assistantship, bounce. If you are teaching your boss, bounce. Also, fight for the time to make your own work. Don’t spend your life helping other people make their work…