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No one is safe. No one. The latest news is that Getty might be responsible for this. News is that they were trying to gobble up yet another agency and ended up in the wrong place. While they might have done a controlled leak regarding the purchase of Jupiter Media, so that everyone would be Read More →

Tired of going to multiple websites to find your photo industry news ? Well, playing around with RSS feeds, I was able to combine a few in the Photo Industry News Portal. (warning: hosting site subject to sudden burn outs) Unfortunately, some of the other photo sites do not know about RSS feeds, therefore cannot Read More →

Rome and the Romans had the Colosseum. Inside a huge arena, always fully packed with cheering and chanting crowds, they would introduce a gladiator. Sometimes he would fight other gladiators, sometimes it was wild beasts. They also staged elaborated recreation of distant wars so that the citizens of Rome could feel what it was like Read More →

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It’s award season, even in the photography world. The “Picture of the Year International” is in progress and a lot of the winners have been already announced. While it boasts itself as being international, this competition is very American centric, thus very focused on the “one image” concept. Furthermore, it only covers news and sports Read More →

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Hey, I wasn’t too far off the other day when I wrote, in one of my recent entries, that the Apocalypse is near. We’ve been hit by a smooth criminal. People in this industry will remember this day like other people remember where they were when they heard the news that President Kennedy had been Read More →

From the press release: Getty Images Agrees to Acquire WireImage, a Renowned Brand in Entertainment, Event and Celebrity Imagery Move Boosts Company’s Capabilities in Fast-Growing Category SEATTLE – February 22, 2007 – It’s no secret. Now, more than ever, the world is fascinated with images of celebrities, entertainers and athletes. So much so, in fact, Read More →

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I have read many blogs and news snippets about Getty Images buying Jupiter Images for an obscene amount of US issued dollars. After what I have read and heard about royalty free microstock and looking at that space, if I was Alan Meckler, I would also quickly get out of that market before it collapses. Read More →

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Social networking, aggregated marketplace, Web 2.0, my friends are your friends so we should share them, quantity brings quality, a whole lot of Kabula is going on in the photography world right now. Some call it “The End’, others, a “New Beginning”, there are screams of imminent apocalypse as arms are dropped to the ground Read More →

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So the Corbis Corporation posted their revenue and claim $251 million for 2006. I say, “prove it”. Corbis should start behaving like an adult company and show its real face. How much did Corbis spend to get to that number ? $500 million ? And what is their level of profit, or loss ? That Read More →

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I love to hear people complaining about the sorry state of photojournalism. Because, quite frankly, they complain more about the sorry state of their finances. Somewhere, somehow, there is this ongoing myth that being a photojournalism can make you extremely wealthy. It is a wrong career to choose, if income is a priority. The founding Read More →