A Century Ago
Camera’s Inroads in Field of Illustrating
New York Times – November 3, 1901
Friend-of-the-Blog Andy Smith sent me an article last week on the early years of the use of cameras for illustrating weekly newspapers and magazines. As discussions rage on about how much is too much when it comes to touching up, processing, the general manipulation of photos for publication and the overall impact of digital imaging in the world of high-speed communications it’s interesting to take a step back and look into a different age as photography began to break onto the scene.
The article focusses on the benefits of the camera with regards to the growing availability of file photos, the speed of production, the accuracy in reporting, the ease of reproducing and disseminating the images and the dramatic effect on cost when compared to illustration.
The link will take you to the New York Times site where you will then be able to view a scan of the original article written over a century ago.