Digital Snaps: The changing reality of photography

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Photography as an everyday practice is changing dramatically once again. At this moment of transition from analogue to digital, the new book Digital Snaps aims to develop a new media ecology that can accommodate these changes to photography ‘as we know it’.

Varied disciplines represented in Digital Snaps demonstrate how and to what extent the traditional social practices, technologies and images of analogue photography are being transformed with the movement to digital photography.

Vernacular photo digitisation
Typical, vernacular, everyday practices are scrutinized in the book: The development of the family photo album from a physical object in the living room to a digital practice on the internet; the use of mobile phones in everyday life; photo communities on the internet; photo booth photography; studio photography; and fine arts’ appropriation of amateur photography.

It is explored how this media convergence transforms the media ecology – the networks, objects, performances, meanings and circulations – of vernacular photography, as we research it through ordinary people’s use of such new cameras and interactive internet spaces as part of their everyday lives.

Digital Snaps by Jonas Larsen from RUC’s project Space, Place, Mobility and Urban Studies (MOSPUS) under Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change (ENSPAC) and photo expert Mette Sandbye is in stores this December, and can be ordered online via this link: I. B. Tauris Publishers

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