“The internet is essentially stupid,” declared Jörg Colberg this week. Colberg’s photography site Conscientious is one of the key places to find out about new photography online, so there were an audible intake of breath as he said it. [...]
Colberg took on the ethics of online ownership, the difficulty of finding rigorous thinking and writing about photography, and the impossibility of making sense of the overload of digital images now floating in cyberspace – 90 million a day on Instagram alone. He said the web requires all of us not just to be aware of the misuse of images and the cavalier attitude to ownership, but to actively intervene each time we spotted the same.
— Sean O'Hagan at The Guardian
Shared on Jul 18, 2013