About that pawnshop


General Photography

I was not going to comment on this article (or this article), but I started to change my mind when a friend called me and told me that Annie Leibovitz pawning of her work to get some millions was a sure sign that photographers were in trouble, given the economy and all. I will not deny that the state of the economy has an effect on photography. However, since most photographers are not involved in, for example, lawsuits claiming “$778,000 for photography-related services” (just as an aside, imagine for a second those $778,000 being handed out to “emerging” photographers instead of being used to create extremely kitschy ads!) I don’t think Annie Leibovitz’s troubles can be easily translated into what her financial problems mean for the rest of us.