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The Golden Age of Photography

Posted by Alex Budgen on

An infographic with data points on photography

Are we living in photography's 'golden age'? With the incredible figures we're about to show you, it would be hard to argue otherwise.

Describing anything as a golden age opens up plenty of room for debate. A quick Google search reveals multiple 'golden ages' for photography, including the so-called golden age of photojournalism in the 1930s and 40s; the golden age of British photography 1839-1900, and the golden age of fashion photography that was reputed to last from the 1950s to the 60s.

But the figures presented above are almost indisputable.

What worries us is the lack of hard photographic data. If Vint Cerf is right (and it is hard not to agree, as we all know someone who has lost valuable photographs on a computer or mobile) then we need to start printing more hard-copies of our beloved memories.

Each of our photographs tells a story, and they make great wall art. So take more pictures, print them off, keep them with you, and show them to your friends. 

 

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