What Getty's Announcement Can Teach Us About the World
The response to Getty's shocking announcement nearly broke the internet. 40 million historic photos, all available to embed on blogs and websites for free. The stated terms allow for editorial purposes only (no commercial use). Considering the size and importance of this catalog, this shift in policy has the potential to redefine the way images are shared across the web.
Wasting no time, I immediately plunged into the archives in search of public figures interacting with cameras. The fascinating photos span many decades, and absolutely reveal the universal appeal of the medium. Also on display is the never-ending evolution of technology.
No matter when we were born, our fascination with images has never swayed. For this reason, I welcome Getty's decision