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History of Visual Communication

iStock has created a timeline of the evolution of images as a medium of dialogue.
When The New York Times quoted Robin Kelsey, a professor of photography at Harvard, as saying we are "turning photography into a communication medium," we asked ourselves, "If photography hasn't always been a communication medium, what is it?" The answer is as much as people like to talk about how the latest gadget single-handedly revolutionizes the way we communicate, images have always been a means of sharing information. As you can see from this timeline, each new technological advance is merely one point in the long evolution of images as a medium of communication.
View the full timeline here.

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