With everyone and their mother offering slideshows of the most memorable Olympic moments of these most recent games, I’ve gotten to thinking about what it is that makes photos so much fun to look at. Just take a look at this Fritz Hoffman collection from our friends at National Geographic. More than painting or writing or, really, any other artistic medium, photography is arguably the most successful way to convey a moment. At IgoUgo, we rely on travelers’ to add their photos to journals. Those photos complement—and often can overshadow—the written reviews themselves.
More than almost any industry, travel seems to dominate as a hotbed of amateur photographers.