Most people have pictures of their grandparents, but how many have the film from which those photos were made? In
the past, film may have been lost or even discarded, while the prints were treasured. Today’s digital images are like
yesterday’s film because they can be lost, but prints endure. The fact is, “digital” is not permanent: a hard drive crash, a
broken cell phone or change in internet providers can result in the loss of precious images. And assuming that current
digital media can be read or retrieved in the future will likely lead to disappointment; image files must be transferred to
new media as it is introduced. Prints, on the other hand, offer a degree of permanence that has stood the test of time.