Wolf told the British Journal of Photography, "I think a large part of our future will be the curating of all these images. Can you imagine the number of images stored in our world today? It's unlimited. In 100 years, there will be professions such as 'hard-drive miners', whose mission will be finding hard-drives in electronic junkyards and developing software to sort these images. And then there will be art projects and sociological projects created using images mined from electronic storages. The whole idea of curating this incredible mass of images that has been created has tremendous potential, and I've just scratched the surface with my Google Street View project."
This image received an honorable mention in the Contemporary Issues category of the World Press Photo Contest.
February 15, 2011 5:11 PM PST
Photo by: Michael Wolf, Germany, Laif Photos & Reportagen