Quote Originally Posted by goros
And back to fine art photography, every month, there is a section in Black & White Photography magazine ( the British one) called Golden Oldie. In it, the work of a photographer from other time is shown. Most of them were magazine photographers (Life, Picture Post, Town & Country, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, etc) and the pictures show the elegant and beautiful people of the time, as well as other artists and now, all this images are own by Getty Images. Well at the end of the section you could read:
"Fine-art prints of these classic images, and many others, can be purchased through the Getty Images Gallery by calling...".

I hope none of those guys were paid for their work, because if they were, there goes the purity.

It's just crass commercialism.

Please note sarcasm.