We Don’t Need More Photographers

Should we just stop?

Bill Crandall
Counter Arts
Published in
7 min readMar 23, 2024

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2007 (If you’ve been to Prague, you can guess what they’re looking at. How many phone cameras would there be in the same scene today?)

“Most photography today sucks. We are drowning in pictures, too many of them formulaic, banal, or mediocre. We have enough, we should just stop. Why bother?”

Over my 15-year photo teaching career in Washington DC, I would sometimes start my…

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Bill Crandall
Counter Arts

Photographer and educator. Exploring how art and stories can take us forward. Carrying the fire.