I’ve been meaning to do this for a long time. But I’ve put it off because it’s depressing. What I’m talking about is going through the links and finding out what photo columns are still there and which ones have disappeared.
It’s really sad to see some of these simply disappear off the web. So here’s the list of links I’ve pulled down.
One Moment, photocolumns.org
Picture This, The Record
These last two really hurt.
Sense of Community, by Steve Jessmore. The main blog where these wonderful photo columns where archived has disappeared. There have been a few posted on the current photoblog on the Flint Journal’s site.
Witness, by Brian Peterson of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It’s been down awhile. Luckily, thanks to www.archive.or we can still see some of it. And as a bonus you can see Brian’s other influential column Voices For the Land the same way.
I guess the lesson learned here is that we should not rely on newspaper’s web sites to be a permanent archive of our work. I hope those doing photo columns are keeping their work organized and archived for the future.