Photography in General

The Lost Generation, by Kevin Gilbert


I’m a big fan of TED Talks and once in a while a nice photography-related gem can be found.

In this case, it’s renowned photographer Kevin Gilbert talking about the importance of backing up our photographic archives (yes, everyone knows that) but also important is to be able to organize it in a way that we can actually find the photos we are looking for.

Although for professional photographer this is probably a given, it is almost heartbreaking the stories I hear of people losing large numbers of images and memories (lost phone, stolen laptop, …). Kevin calls it the Lost Generation.

Extremely important message, and something I’ve been thinking about more and more. Kevin says that 2014 will see 880 billion images being made in the US alone – If just a fraction of 1% of these are lost, that’s a lot of memories erased for future generations.


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