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.

We mention the following photographers, articles, and websites in this episode:

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Allen Murabayashi is the Chairman and co-founder of PhotoShelter.

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  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.
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    If he had researched the information, he would’ve known the “70 years” begins AFTER THE DEATH OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER.
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    That is in accordance to U.S. Copyright Law, specifically, Title 17 USC §§101-122, @Section 302, which clearly states:
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    § 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.
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    Cordially,
    Alexa Shaw, Photographer

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