Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Photography: Past, Present, Future

Three generations use of photography…
Gen A: This was me in elementary school. Back row.
Gen X: Oh look, here’s a picture of Lulu arriving in Honiara. Nice weather there today.
Gen Z: Here’s me next week.

Photographs used to be slow to process and expensive to take. They preserved a record of the past. Simple past.
Now photography is fast and cheap. Cell phones allow pictures to report the present elsewhere. Present continuous.
Might photographs become a time travelling device?

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