Don’t Ever Doubt The Power of Photography

Photofocus (old site)

In just 12 years, we’ll be celebrating the 200th anniversary of photography. It’s hard to believe that those early daguerreotypes made in the 1820s spawned a culture where 350 million photos are uploaded to Facebook every day.

Those of us hanging out here at Photofocus tend to think about the “serious” photographs. Those made with purpose and designed to have maximum impact. But everyday selfies, snapshots, vacation photos, etc., are just as important. They all have one thing in common. They capture a moment in time that can be kept, protected, and shared.

And you never know what will come out of photo shoot.

Our society documents everything. 200 years ago that was unheard of. We’ve come to rely on pictures to represent what happened. We know that a photo of our great, great, grandparents represents people who have passed on. But so will that selfie you took with the…

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