End Frame: Innovations of Yesteryear

February 6, 2014

Clockwise from top left: Photo by Steve Bronstein; © PDN; Photo by ErikRefner.com; Photo by Patrick DeMarchelier

Past PDN issues that touted innovations and predicted future developments, clockwise from top left: The 25th Anniversary Issue, October 2005; Our 10th Anniversary Issue, February 1990; the 2004 Photo Annual; the September 2001 Editorial Issue.

In thinking about the innovations shaping the photography industry today, it’s interesting to consider where yesterday’s innovations have taken the medium. Looking back at what was touted as the “next big thing” a decade ago can temper enthusiasm for today’s supposed “game-changer.” Looking at where we’ve come from can be instructional as well as good fun. In the Tenth Anniversary...

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