"How Many Digital Photos Do Americans Take a Year?" A lot.Juxtapoz // Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012
A recent article on Hyperallergic investigated the astounding growth of photos taken with camera phones. Although this is not any news to anyone who frequents the internet, especially forums like Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr, seeing the facts and trends is certainly interesting. According to National Geographic, last year 37% of the images taken in the U.S. were captured with camera phones, and this number is expected to rise to 50% by 2015. These facts by National Geographic's studies combined with research from 1000memories reveal the overwhelming amount of data that we are creating. According to 1000memories, “Every 2 minutes today we snap as many photos as the whole of humanity took in the 1800s.” This profoundly large and unprecedented influx of images is certainly bound to influence how we see, think about, and make images. Read the rest of the article here.