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The Death of Photography Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

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“One of the things we love about the still image is the way in which it can stimulate the imagination to create a fiction around an image. The fact that we can commit a single image to memory in a way that we cannot with video is a big reason photography is still used so much today.”

In short, photos are more memorable. They also tell a piece of the story which leaves the rest open to the imagination. Videos reveal too much, removing the mystery of the still moment.

By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of four books.