Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/02/12

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Subject: [Leica] The Decisive Moment or...sounds like another of those God Damn commie photographers is on some sort of socialist tear again!;-)
From: "B. D. Colen" <bdcolen@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 17:01:14 -0500

FYI - from the email summary of
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NEWS...
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Decisive support by Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson has issued a blistering attack on one of the
world's largest picture agencies in support of a group of photographers
taking strike action. The legendary French photographer wrote a
hand-written letter to the Corbis-Sygma employees who are striking
against the agency's decision to lay-off 42 photojournalists and issue
new contractual arrangements. 'I am scandalised by the casualness and
the cruelty of the massive firing by Corbis of 42 Sygma photographers,'
he writes. 'The compilation of an image bank, as well stocked as it
might be, will never match the work of an author.'

Corbis took over Sygma  formed in France 30 years ago  in 1999. In the
two years since the take-over, losses have accelerated and photographers
have been in perpetual dispute with their new employees.

(Read more in this week's printed issue of BJP)

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