So you judge an article by the first paragraph only? Further down there are interesting snippets about the war photographers who worked for Sygma.
'One day, I watched him get close enough to photograph Russian tanks and crews with a 300-millimeter lens, when one shell from the tank could have vaporized him. Risking his life for a photo went with the job'.
Also information about several successful lawsuits brought by former Sygma photographers, in one case 1.5 million awarded.
I confess I skimmed the article, I could not avoid it... I am not arguing about the hard life of war photographers; but frankly Bill Gates does not buy photo agencies to "rescue the profession of photojournalism", one must be very naive to believe that.