‘Aperture Foundation Lays Off Seven, Will Publish Fewer Books’


General Photography

From what I’ve heard one of the first things soldiers (and photojournalists) in war zones learn is which sound actually means that you better hit the ground since there is a missile or grenade (or some other lovely human invention) is “incoming”, aka going to hit close by. I could be mistaken but I think here is one of those “incoming” moments in this current recession/depression: “The Aperture Foundation, the nonprofit photography organization that publishes Aperture magazine and many well-regarded photo books, is eliminating seven of its 41 staff positions and will temporarily reduce some salaries. Aperture blames the financial downturn and says it is trying to reduce personnel costs by 20 percent. In addition, Aperture plans to publish fewer books each year.” (via)