I have noticed that, although some of the best photographic work is being done now in history, it isn't given the weight it should simply because, we're being inundated with images. There is something to be said for letting someone who is trained in fixing cars, that they should fix cars. That too could and possibly should be said of making images. Especially in news. We rely on ethical standards in news gathering. If we allow citizen journalism to take over for trained professionals - I'm not sure where we'll go--perhaps the way of Rome.
Not that all trained professionals are worthy.
But today the Washington Times cut its entire photography staff that included some very talented photographers-journalists. This past year Pulitzer Prize winners were cut loose and one of the great newspapers of the world closed its doors. This is something that should be questioned and in my mind---reversed. We don't need less ethics--we need more! In 2010 lets remember these words--don't try to fix what ain't broke! Photograph by Richard Sayer