Yep. That’s it. On its fifth birthday (today), Utah Photojournalism is retiring. It’s time for a dignified end. A site like this should be either great, or gone. After drifting down to only ten or eleven posts per month, the possibility of being great is well beyond our collective reach.
And that’s a shame.
Even I stopped posting here, frustrated that the site had failed to keep the interest of the state’s photojournalists. Most of my colleagues also stopped posting here or never even started. Some of the most talented people I know, friends of mine with amazing photographs and stories, never posted here.
I always imagined what we could have done as a united group, posting our images together and sharing our experiences. For at least three of our years, it was magic. We even put out a book with the work of nearly thirty of Utah’s photojournalists.
But then we faded out, and it’s time to say goodbye.
To all photojournalists, photographers, friends, and readers who made this site what it was, through posting, commenting, reading… Thank You. It was a great run.
Our archive of posts will remain online and searchable, but there will be no new posts for the foreseeable future.