The Boston Globe reports that William B. Carter's Photo of the Arrest of H. Louis Gates, Jr has been seen "on television, including CNN, NBC, and CBS; and in such newspapers as USA Today, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and the Guardian in England" and "earned more than $4,000."
Carter used the site Demotix, to distribute the photo. Demotix shares the revenue with Carter 50/50.
This is the first I've heard of Demotix.
Congratulations to both.
Update from Demotix:
Why is this photo important?
Without citizen-journalism, it would not exist. A member of the public, witnessing a story unfolding, reached for his digital camera and captured the story. This is different to the Twitpic of the plane on the Hudson river – then, the world's media was just a few minutes behind. During Mr Gates' arrest, no professional photographer was present. This was a true exclusive, by a true citizen-journalist.
And without this photograph, a valuable insight into the episode would be lost.