The Future of Photography — as predicted in February 1944

In 1944, the editors of Popular Photography magazine asked a number of leading photographers of the time — among them Paul Strand and Bernice Abbot — to offer their comments on how photography would change in the years to come. Their predictions give an glimpse of what were the major technical and artistic limitations of the craft in the mid-40’s, and include a few surprising (from our 21st-century perspective) and insightful remarks. Rather than repeating their predictions here, it’s probably best to just read them.