This is the new golden age of photography


General Photography

Great post by James Estrin about the changes in photography we’re witnessing right now: “The question is: How does the photographic community harness this explosion of visual energy to expand its audience? This is what needs to be focused on.” The answer must not be to whine about how you might have a camera, but that doesn’t make you a photographer - or whatever other comments I’ve seen way too often in the photographic community, belittling “amateurs” in ways that are often beyond condescending. This is the new golden age of photography: Billions of people take photographs and share them. Billions of people are interested in at least parts of what the photographic community is interested in. Let’s make good use of that!