Should Photographers Abandon Instagram Now That It’s Not a “Photo App”?

Should Photographers Abandon Instagram Now That It’s Not a “Photo App”?

In late June 2021, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri declared that the service was no longer a photo sharing app, and that the team was focused on “Creators, Video, Shopping and Messaging.” While most of the world shrugged, some photographers expressed outrage at what seemed like a betrayal of the medium that put them on the map. In this episode of Vision Slightly Blurred, Sarah and Allen discuss the implications for photographers and whether Glass – a new, subscription-based photo sharing app – can fill the void.

Also: Ed Templeton photographs Jonah Hill for GQ, and Professor Michael Lesy goes nostalgic with found photos from the 1970s.

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Allen Murabayashi is the co-founder of PhotoShelter.

There are 3 comments for this article
  1. Alexa Shaw at 9:05 pm

    While I loved the podcast (Should Photographers Abandon Instagram Now That It’s Not a “Photo App”?), there is one point where the “male” narrator made a very serious ERROR. He quite incorrectly stated a U.S. photographer owns a copyright to his/her images for 70 years. This, of course, is totally wrong, for ALL images created after January 1, 1978, according to U.S. law.
    If he had researched the information, he would’ve known the “70 years” begins AFTER THE DEATH OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER.
    That is in accordance to U.S. Copyright Law, specifically, Title 17 USC §§101-122, @Section 302, which clearly states:
    § 302 · Duration of copyright:
    Works created on or after January 1, 1978
    (a) In General.—Copyright in a work created on or after January 1, 1978,
    subsists from its creation and, except as provided by the following subsections,
    endures for a term consisting of the life of the author and 70 years after the
    author’s death.
    Please provide a retraction and a correction of the narrator’s error.
    Alexa Shaw, Photographer

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