1925: SNAP! SHOT!
The Leica, the first 35mm film camera, takes the world by storm and grants humanity a new sense: a sense for that perfect moment.
1960: BABY BOOMERS
What do parents do all day? They take pictures of babies, of course. All those poor relatives! Every second photo was already of a baby as far back as 1960.
1997: LESS IS MORE
The picture life gets easier: JPEG compression reduces data to a 10th of what it was, while the space on memory cards increases rapidly.
2013: YOU’RE ALL TAKE, TAKE, TAKE
A 10th of all the photos that now exist in print or digitally anywhere in the world were taken at some point in the last 12 months.
Our lives on Facebook
And on Instagram. Find out how many pictures either of our vacations or ourselves are online - and how many go online every single day
350M PHOTOS A DAY:
And on Snapchat there are even more: 400m.
Facebook is now the world’s largest photo archive.
How many were taken in front of a mirror? We reckon about 34M.
60M PHOTOS A DAY:
But there weren’t many photos taken in the whole of the 19th century.