Photographers from/in poor/developing countries who are willing to be used and manipulated to work as slaves and sign slave contracts are welcome to Sweden.
”We all depend on nature and benefit from the society that we live in. Any wealth we have accumulated cannot be considered to be our own because it has been gained through the benefits we receive from members of society and nature."
— Venerable Pomnyun
used to describe a situation in which people will do anything to be successful, even if what they do harms other people."
"...bargain until the freelancer begins to cry. Some want others to work for free, to enrich themselves.”
"Solidarity is perhaps an outdated word but when you accept a badly paid assignment, you destroy your freelance colleagues' opportunity to get the fee they are worth for. A low entry fee becomes difficult to negotiate to a reasonable level. Stop fooling yourself.”
"Do not accept this type of agreement. Refuse to sign, regardless of whether they come from Bonnier Magazines or any other company. It is our joint duty, both for ourselves and our colleagues in the industry, refusing to sign. If we sign, we shoot ourselves in the foot, and undermine our entire industry. Together we stand strong, but split, we are weak."
"How is journalism affected by low fees?
- Journalism deteriorates. Quality journalism is replaced by poorly-processed rapid reports, increasingly made by retirees and happy amateurs who work for free, writing kindly and backing for interviewees and their sometimes powerful contractors' demands for pre-changes in interviews. Which makes us all in society, and the world, harder to understand our world and get reliable information. Unfortunately, the media industry has anxiously and surrenderfully surrendered to the social media's publications and thoughts on its own, and has begun to report on them as news. It gives a skewed picture of reality and harms the trust of the media. Then, of course, it is shameful that media owners and media managers are looking at the journalists 'and media consumers' expense. The owners and bosses with their fantasy gains and salaries are the worst enemies of journalism."