I know that technological advances revolutionize the industry, and the industry at the same time has set standards for the future of the market.
For example, one of them has been the music industry, constantly transforming their systems of diffusion and storage of data, another example is the transport industry, with its diversity within it.
Photography as such has been a precursor and creator of other major industries, such as film, television, and the media as we know it, but here is the great enigma, none of the following has been able to replace it; why?
Photography hides one of the oldest secrets of human mentality; the power to freeze or stop time forever in an image, something that does not occur in the aforementioned. It is having the opportunity to capture an instant by always making it constantly present.
The Photo is that memory or tale of a story summarized in an image. It is like not having to read the news since everything can be summarized in a word. Technology has modernized the camera in its entirety without losing its essence, the photo. Semantically only by comparison, the Photo is like the archetype and the rest will only be copies and prototypes.
As the old saying goes, an image is worth a thousand words and the greatest example is computing since its inception, like newspapers and magazines, being forced to print images for each news or event; without ignoring recent examples, Facebook and Instagram.
It is impossible in this little comment to summarize the values and advantages of photography, I have only tried to explain why technological modernism has not been able to erase one of the most beautiful achievements of humanity