Flickr vs ‘Vernacular Photography’


General Photography

Maybe someone can explain this to me. On the one hand, there are frequent complaints in the fine-art photo community about the (perceived) poor quality of the photography over at Flickr. On the other hand, ‘vernacular photography’ (the kind of stuff that people would have put up on Flickr - had it existed fifty years ago) is becoming ever more popular. I must be missing something.