Sports Illustrated lays off all staff photogs & says commitment to photography unchanged

Sports Illustrated

“It’s true,” said Sports Illustrated Director of Photography Brad Smith. “There was a decision made through the company to restructure various departments, including at Sports Illustrated. Unfortunately economic circumstances are such that it has cut the six staff photographers.”

Smith said the six staff photographers “have contributed to the success of the magazine and the Sports Illustrated franchise, and I hope that they may continue to do so under slightly different circumstances.” He said that while the six are no longer staff photographers, that does not preclude them for continuing to shoot for the magazine if they so desire.

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