The Past and Present of Photography Technology

Before the advent of the digital camera, there wasn’t much innovation in photography. Films became smaller and more sensitive, but that was the extent of the changes. Companies like Leica have been making nearly the same physical camera for 100 years. These are so close that if you brought a modern Leica back in time to Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the first photojournalists and modern street photographers, he’d be able to use it without any trouble. Digital cameras, on the other hand, have only been in consumer hands for about 20 years and have made huge leaps forward in regard to...