Alisdair Tait


We are in the midst of a photographic revolution: How we use photographs, and the role of social media in tandem with the mobile phone has fundamentally changed photography.

Each minute, 243,055.5 photos are uploaded to Facebook.

Each day 350 million photos are uploaded to Facebook which equates to 4,000 photos per second.

Five million photos are uploaded to Instagram daily.

Each second, 58 photos are added to Instagram.

Instagram has already had more than 16 billion photos uploaded since debuting in 2010. 5 million photos are uploaded daily.

Flickr users upload 3.5 million photos to the site each day.

4.2 billion people access social media sites via mobile devices with 189 million Facebook users being ‘mobile only’.