Friday, December 08, 2006

The Demise of the Professional Photojournalist

Here is an article that explains why it will get harder and harder for photojournalist to earn a living. Actually, the digital revolution and the Internet is making life difficult for many different people from musicians to writers and even lawyers. The world is changing fast, and we have to find a way to adapt to it. But if everyone is doing everything and anything for free, then the world is going to grind to a halt. As much as I feel that the line between professional and citizen photography is blurring, I think that the long term model is not sustainable unless the images are paid for. If the huge media companies refuse to pay anything for the images they get and use, eventually, all they will have is free photographs, which will not be very goo.

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