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Mark M. Hancock has been a working professional photojournalist since 1995. He is a freelance photojournalist based in Dallas, Texas and represented by ZUMA Press, the world's largest independent press agency and wire service. His editorial work appears frequently in national and international magazines and newspapers. His commercial work appears in magazines, brochures, annual reports and billboards. Previously, he was a staff photojournalist for for The Dallas Morning News (1996 - 2004) and The Beaumont Enterprise (2005 - 2008). His time with DMN was split between The Richardson News (1996 - 2000) and The Dallas Morning News (2000-2004).

From Staff Photographer to Freelancer: Making the Transition

Tweet There’s no denying the newspaper industry is in trouble. More than 13,700 newsroom employees have already lost jobs during 2008. Instead of opining about how miserable any photojournalist’s chances of survival are, let’s address some business fundamentals for the foolhardy. In all circumstances, it’s wise for staffers or college students to think ahead and […]

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