There are those who consider photography, especially in printed form, something of a moribund industry. It’s hard to believe, but they exist.
And they’re wrong.
A study released this month by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) shows that the group of industries referred to as “the arts” contributed $763.6 billion to the US economy in 2015, of which a respectable $10.2 billion came from photography and photo-finishing services, with yearly growth of about 3%. Of course, that’s only counting industry directly classified as photography. Fields in which photography is an integral part contributed even more to our economy, all of which are also growing: