Chicago Sun Times lays off all staff photographers

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But why? I simply don’t understand the basis for this decision.

“…if you’re a 50-65-year old managing editor or publisher at one of the country’s GREAT newspapers and in an industry that is clearly shrinking… Where people are subscribing less often, and getting their news more and more often from Facebook or Twitter… What do you do to stand out?

Well if you’re incredibly myopic: you lay off your entire photography staff.

That’s forward thinking. We’re clearly not in a visual age… teenagers are clearly READING 300-1,200 word articles on newspaper websites on a regular basis… “

(source How to insure your extinction: look at what newspapers are doing )

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THIS is how you get your creative juices flowing!!

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Come with Chris to a place of wonder, mystery, creativity and learning: the City Museum in St. Louis is like no other museum. Actually, you might want to just forget any notion that you had of what a museum is right now:

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This is After Dark 2013 – St. Louis (video)

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An intimate look at a very unique photo event: After Dark. Chris Marquardt attended this year’s St. Louis event as a mentor and Jon Miller (The Rest of Everest) was there to film and make this wonderful video.

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» Jon Miller’s Website

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tfttf598 Video – Miller’s Professional Imaging

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Chris Marquardt takes a quick break from teaching at After Dark in St. Louis and gets a factory tour at Miller’s Professional Imaging, one of the world’s best professional print service providers.

Video: Jon Miller (The Rest of Everest) @restofjonmiller

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Get your free invite for App.net, I’m giving away 200!

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If you’ve been following me on the social networks, you noticed that lately I became more active on App.net (also known as ADN).

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And I love you so much, I want to take all of you with me!

Here’s the kicker: ADN just gave me 200 invites to give to you. Yes, they are THAT awesome.

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