The news that shocked us all last month was that DPReview was shutting down. The sad day has come, but there’s some good news for the photo community. Even after it closes down, DPReview will stay available as an archive, so you’ll be able to access its content.
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DPReview’s General Manager Scott Everett issued a statement, ensuring us that the website will remain accessible as an archive. And while today is the official closing day, he says that the team will publish some more stories after all:
We’ve received a lot of questions about what’s next for the site. We hear your concerns about losing the content that has been carefully curated over the years, and want to assure you that the content will remain available as an archive.
We’ve also heard that you need more time to access the site, so we’re going to keep publishing some more stories while we work on archiving.
Thank you to this community and the support you’ve shown us over the years.”
The closing of DPReview is a part of Amazon’s plan to eliminate 18,000 roles in the company. And it’s a sad ending of one of the largest and most respected photo communities out there. DPR has been up for 25 years, and at first, I was sure that the news of its closing was an April Fool joke accidentally released earlier. But sadly, it’s not the case.