An Abundance of Images: Is It Leading to 'Trivialization of Photography'?

March 2011
Nieman Reports;Spring2011, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p78
The article examines the impact of digital medium on the profession of photography. The author notes that photography is no longer a profession to be monopolized by professional photographers. Researchers cite that advances in cell phone camera technology will eventually render some traditional cameras obsolete. The article infers that while digital technology has made it easy to do photography, it should also give professional photographers an opportunity to gain new perspectives about their reason for taking pictures.


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