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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 →


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I came upon a cool new website today and starting playing with it. The result, if you click on “run this pipe”, is all images in Flickr that corresponds to a news item on Google News. It is very interesting and when I have more time, I will attempt to create more pipes of this Read More →

Like the Academy Awards of news photography, the new World Press winners are announced. A few notes of interest: ~There are a lot of black and white images. Not sure if this is a trend of how images were shot this year (2006) or the jury, looking at stories from afar, thought that the b/w Read More →


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“Sulzberger says the New York Times is on a journey that will conclude the day the company decides to stop printing the paper. That will mark the end of the transition. It’s a long journey, and there will be bumps on the road, says the man at the driving wheel, but he doesn’t see a Read More →

There is a funny thing about photography. It is at the same time emotional and professional. It’s art, politics, opinions, point of view, more opinions, as well as as dollar and sense. Ever since the rise of the corporations, a lot has been done to strip photography of its “feelings” and transform it into a Read More →


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    Now that the bedroom wall street stock market analysts wannabes have gratified us with their “copy and paste” insight of what Getty reported for 2006, it is time to move on to other more important topic. I am sorry, but to me, it’s like copy and pasting part of Bush “State of the Union” Read More →

Wpn or otherwise called World Picture News acquired New York-based editorial photo agency Reflex News and its founder Carlo Montali joined WpN as Editorial Director and a minority owner. I have no further comment, for now.

First, note of interest: The French government has awarded Goksin Sipahioglu, a good friend of mine and a living legend in the world of photography, the highest reward a civilian can get from the country, the Legion D’honneur. Those who know me personally know that I am not very found of the French governement, but Read More →


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I set up a new customized search engine. You can access it on the top left of this page (under the “ABOUT” link) or by clicking here. The idea is to make it easy for someone to retrieve info about the photo industry while avoiding the “noise” of the internet. Since I can add specific Read More →


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Although I was aware it was coming, I read the news on PDN today. The media giant TIME, Inc has fired 289 people yesterday. Closing offices, laying off staffers, it is terrible. I know some of the people there and it hurts. One of the very interesting comment made by a spokesman who appears to Read More →