Question. Would you think any less of these aftermath photographs if you were informed they had been taken with an iPhone despite the fact that they still seem to do a skillful job at communicating effectively the tragedy that was left behind from Hurricane Sandy? Or better yet, does it really matter what gear was utilized to capture them as long as the photographer was able to document the events?
I'm honestly sick and tired of reading about people writing on how pathetic they think we are for using Instagram and for how "sorry" we will end up 20 years later for not having a "body of work to look back on". I think it's all bullshit!
I love the fact that Time Magazine commissioned 5 prominent photographer who also happen to be very heavy Instagram users with a large following to use the service as the primary outlet for breaking news coverage of Hurricane Sandy.
The money quote for me in the article is:
If there was still any debate about whether serious photojournalism can take place in the context of camera phones and cutesy retro filters, it’s over now.