An End Of An Era
Within the last couple decades, print media has been slowly dying and the multi-media digital world is taking over. With the digital consumption of news, the newspapers are getting harder and harder to exist and distribute. For over thirty years my father, Thomas Rowlen, has been in his own self-employed newspaper company called Publishers Distribution Network based in the city of Chicago. Growing up, I always figured it was a sense of routine as well that my father slept all day and during the night he’d have to wake up and go about his work patterns just like anyone else. He has been apart of the infrastructure of the newspaper distribution for over such a long period of time. What my father has done with his life has been a part of the Chicago community as long as I can remember. Now the industry has crumbled, there are empty route boxes and a few distributions left and what I wanted to portray was an end of an era.