The Problem with Tumblr and Photography

by Jörg Colberg


From photographer Alec Soth’s tumblelog “The LBM Dispatch” (used with the artist’s permission)

A little over ten years ago, when I started blogging about photography, most photoblogs were presenting a single photographer’s work, one photograph at a time, usually per day. They were maintained by the photographers themselves. The scene was very small, and there was maybe a slightly naive earnestness about how it was done, which made following those blogs an appealing experience. [...]