both sides of the photography
The Rise of the Amateur Photographer
Hanna Frazier
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I would push back on this a bit and just say that in the pre-Internet photography space there was still more than one side of photography. I use an analogy to writing. Some people use writing to be creative, express themselves, communicate directly, record things they are apt to forget, etc. Many uses exist for writing and not many people fear that despite those uses, creative or professional uses of writing will degrade. Images that are made by non-photographers or for non-traditional photographic purposes (i.e. record-keeping) can simply exist in different elements of society or cultural memory — I don’t think they are in tension.

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