"The next revolution in photography is here.
But the result may not be photography.
Recently, photo consultant Stephen Mayes, formerly the head of the New York office of the VII photo agency and currently executive director of the Tim Hetherington Trust, penned a provocative essay at Time’s LightBox blog looking at photography’s future. The medium, he noted, is not dead, as many have claimed.
Rather, it’s just “gone.”
“Just as there’s a time to stop talking about girls and boys and to talk instead about women and men so it is with photography; something has changed so radically that we need to talk about it differently, think of it differently and use it differently,” Mayes writes. “Failure to recognize the huge changes underway is to risk isolating ourselves in an historical backwater of communication, using an interesting but quaint visual language removed from the cultural mainstream.” "