According to statistics from the report by State of News Photography, in collaboration with World Press Photo, the University of Stirling and Oxford University’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism this is what Photojournalism looks like in 2015:
Your average photojournalist is male, 85% of survey respondants were male! Where have all the female photojournalists gone?!
60% are self-employed
80% work alone! Should we (as photographers) be pushing for a more collaborative industry?
It’s a labour of love as 1/3 of respondants are earning less than $10,000 USD from photography!
However, 2/3 were happy with their choice of livelihood.
Access to the full report is here: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/research/state-of-news-photography