Adapt to survive: A photographer’s view of the market today

In the second of a week-long series by guest bloggers freelance photographer Philip Wolmuth looks at the current market for freelance photographers, and despite all the gloom, sees some hope for the future.

Frank Zappa once said: “Jazz isn’t dead - it just smells funny”. At the end of 2011 photojournalism is in a similar condition.

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10 Dec 11 at 12 am

Frank Scherschel: Photographer - Before and After D-Day

Frank Scherschel (1907-1981) was an award-winning staff photographer for LIFE magazine during World War II and well into the 1950s. His younger brother Joe was a LIFE photographer, as well. In addition to the Normandy invasion, Frank Scherschel photographed the war in the Pacific, the 1947 wedding of Princess Elizabeth, the 1956 Democratic National Convention, collective farming in Czechoslovakia, Sir Winston Churchill (many times), art collector Peggy Guggenheim, road racing at Le Mans, baseball, football, boxing, a beard-growing contest in Michigan, and countless other matters, both epic and forgotten. Above: Frank Scherschel in uniform during WWII.

Frank Scherschel: Photographer - Before and After D-Day

Frank Scherschel (1907-1981) was an award-winning staff photographer for LIFE magazine during World War II and well into the 1950s. His younger brother Joe was a LIFE photographer, as well. In addition to the Normandy invasion, Frank Scherschel photographed the war in the Pacific, the 1947 wedding of Princess Elizabeth, the 1956 Democratic National Convention, collective farming in Czechoslovakia, Sir Winston Churchill (many times), art collector Peggy Guggenheim, road racing at Le Mans, baseball, football, boxing, a beard-growing contest in Michigan, and countless other matters, both epic and forgotten. Above: Frank Scherschel in uniform during WWII.
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19 Sep 11 at 8 pm

A self-portrait of the feminist photographer Francesca Woodman (1975-78)

A self-portrait of the feminist photographer Francesca Woodman (1975-78)
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10 Aug 11 at 4 pm

A photographer holds his head after he was attacked by protesters in Hackney

A photographer holds his head after he was attacked by protesters in Hackney
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