What fundamentally matters in photography, is the image, and not who took it. The end users, that is, the guy in the street, doesn’t care if an image has been taken by someone famous or not. He reacts to the image itself. Photographers spend a lot of time trying to brand themselves with postcards, websites, Read More →

The debate, or the battle, I should rather say, around the world cup has been a fascinating one. At first I could not understand why the Rugby World Cup Ltd. (RWCL) would want to limit the number of images being distributed. Furthermore, I could not see how they would ever be able to monitor, unless Read More →


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There are too many images available in the editorial market these days. The pressure has been such that the prices of images are going down, following one the basic rules of economy: When supply exceeds demand, the prices drop. And like 1929, it could lead to dramatic results for the stock photo industry business. A Read More →

We have heard over and over how photojournalism is dying of a slow death. Numerous reasons have be given for this, from the lack of quality images ( to which I do not subscribe) to the diminishing space in magazine and newspaper. Many years ago, with the advent of the internet and visionaries like Brian Read More →

Like every year, MSNBC.com has put together a “best of..” for the year 2006. A bit too focused on wire service images and very U.S.A. concentric, but still an amazing sideshow: MSNBC.COM Year in pictures. Enjoy !!