Covid pandemic dominates media and our lives on all levels. Photographer community takes it devastated too. The economic effects among photography businesses are impossible to predict and the way out is hard to see for anyone.
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Dutch freelancer photojournalists prepare for strike to protect their livelyhood from inflation, decrease of their tariffs and infringements of their copyrights. Of course it is an interesting question what a strike of photographers can achieve and how readers and publishing houses react to such actions…
We often meet people who think buying an expensive camera or lens instantly makes them a pro photographer. Meanwhile they often don’t learn how to use their equipment or they just leave it unused due to a lack of time or lost interest. A very pertinent ad from Norway makes fun of them.
Members of the local workers’ union at Stourbridge Newsquest starting a protest. Journalists of the newspaper stood up in protest not doing what the professional photographers fired from the newspaper were doing: taking pictures.
It seems to be a surprising idea, as public transportation also lives troubled times and even strikes. But it seems being a bus driver has a better return on investment ratio than being a photographer.