or a photograph?
Nowadays, people upload 18 billion images online daily. If we add the images that have been taken but not shared (personal photos, discarded selfies, useless footage, forgotten or lost files), the numbers are even more staggering. Capturing images seems to have replaced memories. More and more life events, even those in which we are the main character, are experienced through a screen. Is this photography?
How can a ‘visual artists’ distinguish themselves from ordinary photographers when we all have access to a camera? Faced with the possibilities that new technologies provide us, we turn photography into aimless creation of images. A photograph without meaning, is just an image. Meaning can be conceptual, artistic, documentary, social and so on. When photography sends a message, it can make a difference. And that’s the essence and power of visual storytelling.
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