Pro Photo Daily - Around the Net | Industry News: Stockland Martel Agency Closes

By: David Schonauer
Publish Date: Jan. 10, 2018, 8:19 a.m.

Stockland Martel, the prestigious photography agency founded 30 years ago by Bill Stockland and Maureen Martel, closed on December 31, 2017, notes PDN. In a statement published on the Stockland Martel website, the founders said they were retiring from the photography business and “looking forward to enjoying life at a slower pace.” The statement acknowledged the challenging market for advertising and editorial photography, but if downward pressure on the value of photography factored in the decision to call it quits, Stockland and Martel didn’t say so.