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    Re: Orphaned photos

    That, to me, is a very disturbing trend. Copyright and privacy should not simply be "orphaned" because you cannot contact the photographer. Beyond the exploitation, it is also a bit creepy.

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    Re: Orphaned photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    That, to me, is a very disturbing trend. Copyright and privacy should not simply be "orphaned" because you cannot contact the photographer. Beyond the exploitation, it is also a bit creepy.
    While I tend to agree with you here, there's another important side to photography that Levi Bettwieser points out: People used to take photos that had a significance, that reflected important events in their lives. Nowadays, people take photos of whatever, preferably with themselves covering four thirds of the frame, to post on social media with no other message than "I'm here, look at me, please like".

    That's a big change, not only to photography, but also to how people see themselves in society.

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    Re: Orphaned photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    While I tend to agree with you here, there's another important side to photography that Levi Bettwieser points out: People used to take photos that had a significance, that reflected important events in their lives. Nowadays, people take photos of whatever, preferably with themselves covering four thirds of the frame, to post on social media with no other message than "I'm here, look at me, please like".

    That's a big change, not only to photography, but also to how people see themselves in society.
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