For the past five years, Will Steacy photographed with unrestricted access the newsroom and printing plant of ‘The Philadelphia Inquirer’. In his depiction of the newspaper’s efforts to prevail despite depleted ad revenue, a steady decline in circulation, layoffs, buyouts, and bankruptcy, he reveals the challenges and harsh realities faced by the industry today. The ongoing, massive societal transition into an information technology economy of the future has eroded middle-class jobs and boosted productivity while reducing the labour force. But what is the human cost of these gains? Added to Steacy’s pictorial narrative is a wealth of archival material and portraits. Published by B.franks Books (Zurich).
192 pages, 24 x 31 cm, paperback, B.franks Books (Zurich).