I’m strongly considering closing down photocolumn.org. It’s been a labor of love but I’ve just not been able to devote time to the site like I would prefer, and I’ve not been able to keep up with the changing times of newspaper photojournalism. Photo columns were always about personal vision of the staff photographer. And these days there are less staff photographers, and less space to express that personal vision in newspapers. The bright side is the gradual change to photographers sharing that vision, through instagram, blogs, and other social media. I think that is wonderful and encouraging to see. Perhaps that might be the new season of life for photocolumn.org. I’m just not sure. I’m not sure I have the energy nor the ongoing connections in the the industry to pursue updating this site with that sort of information. But who knows. I’m going to take the site down and think about it for awhile and consider the options of what to do with the domain.
If you are reading this and have any ideas, thoughts, concerns, messages of hope or critiques. Please email me ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org.