Photography has been seen as the universal tool to archive everything. But it has itself been its worst archive. In the age of digitization, we are experiencing the end of the photographic archive. Archiving is not only about conservation, it is a method of preserving the information you want to retrieve. No photographic collection has been made to preserve information about the practice of photography, but rather for commercial, museographical or archeological uses. Despite the persistent romantic image of the photographer, photography became an industry during the 20th century. Research about this aspect remains weak and uncertain. Frequently seen as the solution for studying vast collections, digitization of photographic collections has also taken us away from the original. Now, we have to deal with the existing information, the cultural gap, and the absence of means.