I need some aspirin … over at the Nieman Lab web site, Dan Kennedy has an interview with Gage Skidmore, a 19-year-old student who has been shooting politicians and giving the images away for free.

To quote the kid:

I don’t really think I’ve had an effect on professional photojournalists, as I still see their photos widely used by many of the mainstream publishers. A lot of the sites that do use my photos would probably find another source of free photos regardless, so it might as well be me.

So, because others give it away for free, that makes it okay?

Where’s my aspirin …

(Thanks to colleague Barry Hollander for the link.) (I think.)

Mark E. Johnson

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