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  1. 1. Photography | Fauxtography | iPhoneography#mac281@rob_jewittDIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHIC CULTURES ONLINE
  2. 2. What is photography?
  3. 3. After nearly 200 years ofcapturing images “we still do notknow what photography is”(Kember, 2008: 175)
  4. 4. After nearly 200 years ofcapturing images “we still do notknow what photography is”(Kember, 2008: 175)
  5. 5. Infrastructures of imageproduction (cameras, filmstock, memory cards, etc)
  6. 6. Technologies of image production (labs,chemicals, computers, software, expertise)
  7. 7. Distribution/exhibition of images
  8. 8. What is photography?- a product of socio-technicalrelations.
  9. 9. „the socio-technical history of photography could beseen as a pendulum constantly moving andswinging through cyclic changes between theknow-how necessary to create images, and theartifacts used for that purpose.Throughout these cycles, there are also ongoingtrends that persist […] these trends also shapevisual images and social uses‟(Cruz & Meyer, 2012: 208)
  10. 10. Stage 1: 19th Century• Nicéphore Niépce• Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre• William Henry Fox Talbot
  11. 11. Stage 2: circa 1900-1930• George Eastman• Creation of „snapshots‟• Kodak Brownie• Postal service• The press• National Geographic
  12. 12. Stage 3: 1930-1990• Professionalisation• Artistic• Group f/64• Ansel Adams• Paul Strand• Edward Weston• Pictorialism• Alfred Stiglitz• Expensive SLRs• Technique
  13. 13. Stage 4: 1990-now• Digitalisation• Networked• Electronic• Ubiquitous
  14. 14. We’re all photographers now?
  15. 15. „produsage‟ (Axel Bruns, 2008: 1)„the collaborative and continuous building andextending of existing content in pursuit of furtherimprovement‟Production + Consumption = Remediation
  16. 16. “Needing to have reality confirmed and experience enhanced by photographs isan aesthetic consumerism to which everyone is now addicted. Industrialsocieties turn their citizens into image-junkies” (Susan Sontag, 1977: 24)
  17. 17. Democratising?
  18. 18. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING• Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin (1999) Remediation: Understanding New Media.Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.• Axel Bruns (2008) Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond: From Production toProdusage. New York: Peter Lang• Michel De Certeau (1984) The Practice of Everyday Life. Berkeley: Univ. of CaliforniaPress.• Edgar Gómez Cruz and Eric T. Meyer (2012) „Creation and Control in the PhotographicProcess: iPhones and the emerging fifth moment of photography‟ Photographies, 5:2.• S. Kember (2008) “The Virtual Life of Photography.” Photographies, 1.2, pp.175–203.• Roberta Sassatelli (2007) Consumer Culture: History, Theory and Politics. London: Sage.• Jonathan Schroeder (2002) Visual Consumption, London: Routledge.• Don Slater (1995) “Domestic Photography and Digital Culture.” In Martin Lister (ed), ThePhotographic Image in Digital Culture.. New York: Routledge, 129–46.• Susan Sontag (1977) On Photography. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books.• Karin Wagner (2011) „Moblogging, Remediation and The New Vernacular‟, Photographies,4:2, 209-228
  19. 19. IMAGES• Camera expo (2009, auggie tolosa)• Negatives (2010, olleycoffey)• Annie Leibovitz Exhibit Wall (2007, Carl_C)• Times Sqaure (2005, Dave Kliman)• iPhone Photography (2013, robjewitt)

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