We have a question that we are hoping all can help with.
My daughter is a professional photographer and is going for her Bachelor's Degree in Business, to do not only her books for her studio but also her brother's when his restaurant opens. For her one class, they have to do a large paper on something important in their field. With her field being photography, she finds the ease of today's photos being in the palm of everybody almost, to be harmful to other parts of our society. ie: Family connections of taking time for portraits, the esteem benefits received from being presented on the wall in a frame, and we feel the importance of photos for present and future genealogists/family records.
Here is where our question falls to you. We say that at times photos can provide more in the way of information and proof than records. Most of the older ones have names, dates, ages and contain the whole family in as much as could be there. This makes these a very important aspect that is fading out. Do cell phones/selfies compare to the family portrait? Any other aspects, supporting either side that we are not considering?
We appreciate everyone who takes the time to read this and are so thankful for all answers we receive.
Lisa and Alicia