A photojournalist is a photojournalist, even in times when he maybe shouldn't be. Which is why when Chicago Sun-Times photographer Al Podgorski discovered this morning that his entire department was being wiped out, the first thing he did was reach for his camera to capture the moment.

Here, three Sun-Times photographers go over their pink slips. At center is John H. White, the legendary photojournalist who joined the paper in 1978 and won a Pulitzer Prize four years later.

[Image via Al Podgorski's Facebook]