The death of journalism is bad for society, but we’ll be better off withless photojournalism. I won’t miss the self-important, self-congratulatory,hypocritical part of photojournalism at all. The industry has been a fraud for some time. We created an industry where photography is like big-game hunting. We created an industry of contests that reinforce a hyper-dramatic view of the world. Hyperbole is what makes the double spread(sells) and is also the picture that wins the contest. We end up with car- toons and concerned photographer myths (disclaimer: yes, there arephotographers doing meaningful work)Of course I am worried about how I will make my living now, and I wor-ry for my friends and colleagues too, but I don’t really care about the fu- ture of photojournalism. The soul of it has been rotten for a while.
Chris Anderson - Magnum