Stock Photos As Cultural Indicators

Stock Photos As Cultural Indicators
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Dan Gould
  • 16 july 2008

Slate has a fascinating story on the concept of using stock photography subject matter as a tool to predict where society is heading. The idea being that companies like Getty Images create material in anticipation of demand. They are making visual guesses on what the future will be like, and by watching new stock content you could glimpse future trends.

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