Chicago Sun Times Agrees – There Is No Need for Professional Photographers.
About a week ago I wrote a piece on how the CEO of Flikr stated there were no longer any professional photographers. Though many were not happy about this seemingly insensitive comment, including me, from one of the largest web portals for great photography, she may end up being vindicated. Case in point, this past week the Chicago Sun Times announced they were firing their entire pool of 28 professional photographers, including Pulitzer Prize winning shooter John H. White. There you go, there’s 28 unemployed, now aperture photographers on the street. One with a Pulitzer under his belt. So I guess this is just one sign that Marissa may be right. Seems the Chicago Sun Times is going to outfit their reporters with iPhones to get the images they need. My goodness how times change. You can read more on this story by clicking the image below.