Lay Offs Hit Entire Photography Department Of Sports Illustrated Magazine

The National Press Photographers Association is reporting today that Sports Illustrated laid off every member of its photography staff. The magazine fired its six remaining photographers yesterday, as confirmed by SI’s director of photography Brad Smith in a statement to News Photographer magazine. Smith gave the quote, “There was a decision made through the company to restructure various departments, including at Sports Illustrated. Unfortunately economic circumstances are such that it has cut the six staff photographers.”

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  1. It’s been a long time since I had a need for SI (we’re talking sneaker phone days). Still produce some solid journalism, but there is so much stuff thrown at us that it gets lost in the mix.

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