There has been a lot of talk about photojournalism in the past week - especially regarding the Chicago Sun Times laying off their entire photo staff.
The reasons for this layoff are beyond me, and I am in no way qualified to speak about the specifics of the Times' layoffs.
What I want to share is my experience today at the World Press Photo exhibition in Amsterdam.
People love photojournalism.
Because on a Sunday afternoon I watched hundreds of people line up to view the best photographs taken for the press in the last year.
Judged by the best in the business, including my friend Bill Frakes, this competition is now on tour showcasing the best of the best to thousands.
People laughed, cried and gasped at the amazing pictures at this exhibit.
They also paid for this exhibit - €8 to be exact.
Not only did they wait in line, pay and share their experiences with others, they were moved by the work of photojournalism.
So while I continue to travel through a city that should be underwater, maybe those newspapers that are financially drowning should take a look at the impact they are making on the public before they eliminate it.
See the winners of the 2013 World Press Photo contest online.
Check to see if the tour will be stopping near you.