Supremely regarded photojournalist Matt Mendelsohn makes the push to get a story he's passionate about out, and it's well worth a read. The back story on this, is that it was scheduled to run in a national newspaper magazine, but did not because the paper was afraid it would scare advertisers away. During a time when there is so much discussion about Self Magazine (more here) photoshopping Kelly Clarkson thirty-pounds lighter, justified as (so what if we made her thin on the cover?; we're just trying to help Kelly Clarkson "be her best") this is a great rebuttal. These old pillars of publishing, which are now evidencing why they are losing readership, have been trumped by the online community (once again) with a thoughtful and well written piece by Matt - The Lessons of Lindsay.
It's too late for major traditional news media outlets to "get it", but for those committed to telling the story, there is a huge potential readership to be had, and this piece should go viral for so many reasons.
Please post your comments by clicking the link below. If you've got questions, please pose them in our Photo Business Forum Flickr Group Discussion Threads.