1854: The British Journal of Photography weblog ponders if Jessops, the UK High Street camera shop, could be one of the next casualties of the recession.

Perhaps a little ironic, since apparently

“The Video, Film & Photograpy sub-sector grew by 27%”

…between 2005 and 2007. Although my hunch would be that that was largely due to the consumer mass-market switch from film to digital, something that wasn’t likely to be sustained for more than a year or two.

Meanwhile, the BJoP itself carries news that the well-known Olan Mills chain of photography studios has gone bust.