Jaisen Mathai is not actually a photographer of any kind. He simply has a lot of photos which are extremely valuable to him. He believes that others do too. Our photos collectively tell others about our life, society and generation. He’s working on OpenPhoto to make sure everything we’ve captured is preserved.
Jaisen wants to make the long-term preservation of digital photos a reality. The OpenPhoto Project is a platform that helps anyone preserve their visual memories in the near and distant future. For individuals like Jaisen it means his great great great grandkids will sit around looking at family photos from generations before them. For organizations it means that hundreds of years from now our future generations will have a glimpse at what life is like today.
The only way to do this is by building a system that is open source and distributed. One which is immune to the most common problems that result in photos being lost forever; hard drive crashes and photo sites shutting down.