I saw this blog on the number of photos taken every year since photography was invented. How many photos have ever been taken? | 1000memories It has risen exponentially and now every man woman and child on earth takes the equivalent of 60 photos a year. You would think with this massive exponential growth in the number of photos being taken it would be a good time for camera manufacturers. But it is not. In fact camera sales outside of smartphones are hardly growing. The question is what will happen to the industry when the growth in the number of photos being taken slows as it inevitably will.