The Death of the Expert?: The Digital Democratization of Photography

Here and Now‘s abstract on their story:

Professional photographers have historically enjoyed a monopoly on their craft of chronicling events ranging from wars to sports matches and beauty pageants.

But today, everyone’s at it, as camera-equipped mobile phones let users edit and post images to the Internet with just a few clicks.  But could this mean the end of the traditional, professional photographer?  The BBC’s Laura Hubber attends the funeral” of photography in Los Angeles.

http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2011/01/21/documentary-photography-funeral

(amirjina/Flickr)

(amirjina/flickr via Here and Now)

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