More on FAQ #202

202. What makes photography unique compared to all of the other ways we can record and share images?

Photography has something no other electronically recorded imaging medium has: the ability to be equally effective in both “electronic” and “print” formats. As a result,

Photography does not have “place” limitations

Photographs can easily be converted — without losing any of their power — to a format that can be viewed by anyone in any corner of the world, without electricity, batteries, or any kind of “device” needed.

• Photography does not have “time” limitations

If someone wanted to put depictions of “the world in 2021” into a sealed capsule to be opened in 200 years — and have those depictions be immediately viewable by whomever opens the capsule — printed photographs are the clear choice over any electronic-only format.