Imagine being paid for doing what you love, but then being laid off by your employer with no warning. That is what happened to the entire photography staff of the Chicago Sun-Times last month when they found out they were going to be replaced by reporters armed with iPhones. The reason for the layoffs was due to the newspaper wanting to focus more on video content to accommodate those who access their news from their computers and mobile phones. It’s hard to imagine a company laying off an entire department even with the advancements of photo technology in cell phones. CNN commissioned photographer Brian Powers to photograph the entire photography staff of The Chicago Sun-Times holding something meaningful from their career. Check out some of the photos below and get to know the rest of the staff here.
Photos via CNN