Photography and the disruption of memory and meaning

Tim Fawns
  • Ubiquity The Journal of Pervasive Media, October 2014, Intellect
  • DOI: 10.1386/ubiq.3.1-2.3_1

How digital tools change our understanding of photographs and ourselves.

What is it about?

By taking and sharing photographs, we are positioned within powerful communication networks that influence our personal and social identities. Over time, ownership and control is lost as our photographs divert from the purposes, spaces and times for which they are created. These issues are magnified by a number of technological, cultural and economic factors and, given the role that photographs play in the reconstruction of individual and collective memory and history, it is worth considering what is captured by the camera and what happens after the shutter closes.

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