What We're Reading: Inside the School Photography Industry

By David Schonauer   Monday May 20, 2019

Big money, lawsuits, lice panics and monstrous little pyromaniacs. Such are the realities and itchy dangers of the school photography business, notes The New York Times. The industry’s 600-pound gorilla is Lifetouch, the school-picture behemoth that photographs roughly half of America’s 50 million schoolchildren every fall. Last year, Shutterfly, the online photo printing giant, acquired Lifetouch for $825 million, unlocking cheaper production costs and a more seamless online sales machine, notes The Times.

Read the whole story at The New York Times.


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