Photographers are Chronists

In my previous post I talked about the value  that (touristic) images have and how it fades away when a motive is too well known. A very important concept to understand, is that most photographs are actually documentary material that reflect the time they were taken and the author. This gradually gets more interesting, the older the pictures get. At some point, people care less and less for technical and esthetic quality, but are simply delighted to see a little treasure from past times. So we have growing value of “banal” documentary photographs with age. Continue reading “Photographers are Chronists”