Social Commentary

Wex Blog Social Commentary

In this section of the blog, you will find articles that cover social commentary; difficult subjects, creative discussions and analysis of topics from across the creative industry.

We speak to photographer Tim Flach about the experience of being ‘scraped’ by generative AI, as well as what the future might hold for these technologies.

Read: Tim Flach on AI, photography and beyond

We speak to photographer Tim Flach about the experience of being ‘scraped’ by generative AI, as well as what the future might hold for these technologies. Read More

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It’s our chosen art form – but how often do we go and experience photography in person?

Read: We should all go to more photography exhibitions

It’s our chosen art form – but how often do we go and experience photography in person? Read More

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Incremental lifting of systemic and generational barriers has allowed people to discover ways of helping address mental health. We're discussing using photography as a therapeutic tool.

Read: Photography as a Therapeutic Tool

Incremental lifting of systemic and generational barriers has allowed people to discover ways of helping address mental health. We're discussing using photography as a therapeutic tool. Read More

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In 2023, we launched an initiative to provide access to photography for people with mental health difficulties. Read about the ways taking pictures can help our mental health and wellbeing.

Read: How can photography help with our mental health?

In 2023, we launched an initiative to provide access to photography for people with mental health difficulties. Read about the ways taking pictures can help our mental health and wellbeing. Read More

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As generative AI tools continue to evolve at a dizzying rate, we look at how the photography world is responding.

Read: How should the photography world respond to AI?

As generative AI tools continue to evolve at a dizzying rate, we look at how the photography world is responding. Read More

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Speaking with UKBFTOG Curator and Photographer, Dominique Nok, we discuss the community’s mission to strive for fairness and equality in a male-dominated industry and discover the hidden talent.

Read: UK Black Female Photographers | An Interview with Dominique Nok

Speaking with UKBFTOG Curator and Photographer, Dominique Nok, we discuss the community’s mission to strive for fairness and equality in a male-dominated industry and discover the hidden talent. Read More

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Is AI changing the World of Photography and Filmmaking? This is a debate that's at the forefront of the creative industry and one that is unlikely to stop. Here we discuss some thoughts on the subject

Read: Is AI Changing the World of Photography and Filmmaking?

Is AI changing the World of Photography and Filmmaking? This is a debate that's at the forefront of the creative industry and one that is unlikely to stop. Here we discuss some thoughts on the subject Read More

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Ever wondered how the cameras we use today evolved? The Wex team takes a trip back in time through the history of digital camera photography…

Read: The History and Evolution of Digital Camera Photography

Ever wondered how the cameras we use today evolved? The Wex team takes a trip back in time through the history of digital camera photography… Read More

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#WexAtHome: Staying Creative During Lockdown

Read: #WexAtHome: Staying Creative During Lockdown

Staying creative during lockdown can be tough. How have you stayed active as a photographer in these challenging circumstances? Read More

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#WexAtHome: Staying Creative During Lockdown

Read: #WexAtHome: Staying Creative During Lockdown

Staying creative during lockdown can be tough. How have you stayed active as a photographer in these challenging circumstances? Read More

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Perspective |  Why the smartphone has been bad news for photojournalism

Read: Perspective | Why the smartphone has been bad news for photojournalism

Is the democratisation of photography a good thing? Ben Davis is yet to be convinced… Read More

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What makes disposable cameras so fun to use? In a world dominated by convenience and smartphones with built-in cameras shouldn’t they become obsolete? No! Here’s why.

Read: The nostalgia of single-use cameras

What makes disposable cameras so fun to use? In a world dominated by convenience and smartphones with built-in cameras shouldn’t they become obsolete? No! Here’s why. Read More

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Early pioneer female photographers that you’ve probably never heard of

Read: Early pioneer female photographers that you’ve probably never heard of

Countless female pioneers have made defining contributions to photography. Jon Devo explores some of the key trailblazers Read More

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Perspective: You’re Never Too Young or Too Old to Be a Pro

Read: Perspective: You’re Never Too Young or Too Old to Be a Pro

Tom Mason reckons you’re never too young or too old to be a pro, you just need a thirst for learning and development Read More

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11 Reasons Why Photography Is the Best Hobby Ever!

Read: 11 Reasons Why Photography Is the Best Hobby Ever!

The benefits are too numerous to list in full, so Matt Higgs has selected 11 of the best reasons why photography is the best hobby ever Read More

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Mike Harris decides on some New Year’s resolutions he can actually stick to and they’re all photography related

Read: 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Photographers

Mike Harris decides on some New Year’s resolutions he can actually stick to and they’re all photography related Read More

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Apathy isn’t enough. Some problems need to be tackled head on, says Marie Gardiner

Read: Perspective: Why Sexism in Photography is a Bigger Problem Than You Might Think

Apathy isn’t enough. Some problems need to be tackled head on, says Marie Gardiner Read More

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More Than an Image 2017

Read: More Than an Image 2017

We’re exploring the extraordinary stories behind the work of photographers. This is #MoreThanAnImage Read More

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Perspective: Stop Watermarking Your Photos

Read: Perspective: Stop Watermarking Your Photos

You might want to protect your images online, but Ben Davis reckons watermarking isn’t the way to do it. Here’s why, and what you should do instead Read More

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Perspective: Does Technical Perfection in Images Matter?

Read: Perspective: Does Technical Perfection in Images Matter?

Advances in technology make it easier to create immaculate images, but is this really necessary? Ben Davis wrestles with technical perfection… Read More

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