“Recently, photography has become almost as widely practiced an amusement as sex and dancing.”
Susan Sontag, Writer, 1973
A quick burn to the top
“We set out to solve the main problem with taking pictures on a mobile phone, which is that they are often blurry or poorly composed. We fixed that.”
Kevin Systrom, Founder and Chief Executive, Instagram, 2012
Jubilee river pagent
Spot the Queen
“10% of all photos ever taken were shot in 2011.”
Fortune magazine, 2012
Royal wedding revelers
Standing start for Aung Sunn Kyi
“We’ve looked at the impact of user-generated content and social media. Consumer and pro-sumer technologies are simpler and more accessible. Small cameras are now high broadcast quality. More of this technology is in the hands of more people. After completing this analysis, CNN determined that some photojournalists will be departing the company.”
Jack Womack, Senior VP, CNN, 2011
Death of a dictator
The revolution will be televised
Do we ever let a happy or a newsworthy moment go by without taking an image of it?
No, not really.
And not if we could help it!
…food for Friday thought!
All images and text borrowed with thanks (c) Simon Roberts