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    Golden Age of Photography

    Courtesy of Petapixel is this fascinating read about a mammoth photography project during the Great Depression in the USA. It was written by LensRentals founder Roger Cicala. Enjoy!

    http://www.petapixel.com/2012/10/16/...hy/#more-80583
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    Great link, there are some excellent photos in there.

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    Very interesting and some great photos. Just to think that this was only 80 years ago in the US.

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    Personally, I think the golden age of photography is right now.

    Never before has photography been so simple and easy, nor as cheap or prolific as it is now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennymiata View Post
    Personally, I think the golden age of photography is right now.

    Never before has photography been so simple and easy, nor as cheap or prolific as it is now.
    +1

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    An even mightier effort was that of Albert Kahn 30-40 years earlier.

    But you probably won't read about his efforts as they're not American!

    I don't really think there will ever one true golden age of photography, as it evolves into a 'better era' for a select few, and others prefer the methods and endeavours of the past.

    What I see as the 'golden age' of photography is Albert Kahn's autochrome based documentary program, but I still prefer the technology of today and look forward to how it all pans out in the future.

    I think there are more golden ages yet to come.
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    thanks....enjoyed these great old pics.
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    Scarey thing is they were taken only 10-15yrs before I was born
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