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When did photography become mainstream?

When did photography become mainstream?

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Asked by G. Horace, Last updated: Nov 09, 2022

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J. Shatner

J. Shatner

J. Shatner
J. Shatner, Content writer, Boston

Answered Aug 10, 2018

It is so easy to click a selfie or take a photo nowadays. However, this was not always the case and having your photo taken was a big deal. It was not until the late part of the 20th century that taking photos became mainstream. As more and more pictures were needed to compliment daily forms of news and entertainment and the technological advancements, the camera spilled over to the normal citizen.

It is so easy to click a selfie or take a photo nowadays. However, this was not always the case and
Books, newspapers and then people in general started taking more and more pictures, making photography the mainstream. What’s more, editing software and great photography lenses allowed everyone to take good photos, pushing people to do it even more

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E. Stanley

E. Stanley

E. Stanley
E. Stanley, Technical writer, Indianapolis

Answered Aug 02, 2018

Without a doubt, photography became mainstream in the second and latter half of the 20th century. It was during this time in which print journalism from newspapers up to major magazines began to flourish. Pictures were needed in order to make these things come to life and they certainly were able to do just that. Eventually, photographs became so important that it in themselves were able to tell a story without the printed words.

Without a doubt, photography became mainstream in the second and latter half of the 20th century.
This certainly lends credit to the old addage of a picture speaks a thousand words. Books and newspapers in the early years were nothing but words with very little to no pictures in them. As the years went on, photography became more mainstream which means that photography became more and more of a popular vocation. Without a doubt, photography became mainstream in the second half of the 20th century because they were detrimental to books and magazines from the time period.

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