Bejamin Lowy—Reportage by Getty Images for TIME
Photography is my passion, my calling, and my means of livelihood. It is how I provide for my family and send my children to school. Now Instagram and Facebook want to take my hard earned imagery — imagery that at times, I and others have risked life and limb for — and use it to generate income for themselves.
What they have done is signal the end and failure of what could have been a revolutionary social media platform for visual communication. Now, I must take a step back and reassess my place on Instagram.
UNFILTERED: Photographers react to Instagram’s new terms of service.
Will you be staying on Instagram?