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Photography and New Media

  1. Photography and new media for change Sanjana Hattotuwa TED Fellow
  2. Painted revolutions Capturing revolutions of yesteryear
  3. DelacroixFrench revolution
  4. Assault on the TuileriesFrench revolution
  5. American revolutionWashington Crossing the Delaware
  6. Peninsular WarSpain, 1808
  7. Shooting revolutions Capturing revolutions today
  8. EgyptJanuary 2011
  9. TunisiaJanuary 2011
  10. LibyaAugust 2011
  11. SyriaJune 2011
  12. IranJune 2009
  13. What’s changed?
  14. Democratisation of skill Hard Easy
  15. Economy of time Long Quick
  16. A wider public Rich, few, localFree, many, global
  17. More produced Hundreds a minute, immediatelyFew a year, after years
  18. Citizen produced Amateur, many, ubiquitousProfessional, few, expensive
  19. Better producedBoulevard du Temple, Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre, 1839
  20. Finer resolution
  21. A dying camera?Getty Images photographer Chris Hondros was one oftwo Western photographers killed in Libya
  22. Amateur cameras Mobile phones in Syria
  23. “The best camera is the One That’s with You. Imagesaren’t about dynamic ranges and megapixels. They’re about stories and moments.” ~ Chase Jarvis
  24. Mobile witnesses & mobiles witness http://www.18daysinegypt.com
  25. Camera optional? Photography via mobiles
  26. How popular?Mobile phones or digital cameras on Flickr?
  27. Apple’s iPhone
  28. Apple’s iPhone
  29. Evolution of a camera 2007 2011
  30. 1,000 words in a click means...
  31. Changing the discourseQuestioning propaganda
  32. Bearing witness http://www.flickr.com/vikalpasl
  33. Documenting dissent http://www.flickr.com/vikalpasl
  34. Reframing the ordinary http://www.movingimages.asia
  35. Hidden peoplehttp://www.movingimages.asia
  36. Civic educationhttp://groundviews.org/2010/05/29/the-big-stink-in-sri-lanka
  37. Communicating poverty http://www.womenandmedia.net/options/?p=395
  38. Public in public JR’s activist photography
  39. Public in publicJR’s activist photography
  40. Public on public JR’s activist photography
  41. Turning the world inside outhttp://www.ted.com/talks/jr_s_ted_prize_wish_use_art_to_turn_the_world_inside_out.html
  42. Real time engagement#OccupyColombo @ 6.17pm 100% of 99% missing. Who actually came? Comprehensive #fail Only walkers and joggers here #lka pic.twitter.com/AJEjTQEI
  43. Facebook the new Flickr?
  44. Facebook the new Flickr? On average, over 250 million photos are uploaded a day, or over 6 billion per month. There are over 90 billion photos total on Facebook.47 years to go through, one second per photo.By far, the largest photos site on the Internet.
  45. Post PC worldTablets and mobiles are driving creation and consumption
  46. Consumption increase 500px iPad app
  47. Consumption increase Guardian iPad app
  48. Converging devicesPoint & shoot vs. mobiles (iPhone 4S)
  49. http://grassrootsmapping.org
  50. New ways of seeingMicrosoft Photosynth
  51. It’s not the tech
  52. YOU matterGroundviews iPhone app
  53. Thank yousanjanah@gmail.com
  54. Photo sources & credits• Slide 1,Vikalpa, http://www.flickr.com/vikalpasl• Slide 2, Image from Martha Marshall, http://artistsjournal.wordpress.com/ 2009/08/28/wet-paint/• Slide 3, Image from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Liberty_Leading_the_People• Slide 4, Image from http://cultureandstuff.com/2011/08/13/marie- antoinette-on-trial-your-cut-out-and-keep-guide-to-reading-the-trial- part-1/• Slide 5, Image from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Washingtons_crossing_of_the_Delaware_River• Slide 6, Image from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peninsular_War• Slide 7, Image from http://www.createandshare.net/tag/spanish-revolution
  55. Photo sources & credits• Slide 8, Image from http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/48631/egyptian- activists-kiss-soldiers-and-riot-police-strike-blows-against-tyrants- everywhere/. See commentary here http://www.theatlantic.com/ international/archive/2011/01/egypt-why-the-kiss-picture-is-so-radical/ 70518/• Slide 9, Image from http://muslimahmediawatch.org/2011/01/women-in- tunisias-revolution/• Slide 10, Image from http://blogs.aljazeera.net/middle-east/2011/02/17/ live-blog-libya• Slide 11, Image from http://www.acento.com.do/index.php/news/8157/56/ Una-multitud-de-indignados-protestaron-en-un-millar-de-ciudades-por- todo-el-mundo.html• Slide 12, Image from http://vorige.nrc.nl/article2277072.ece
  56. Photo sources & credits• Slide 21, Image from http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/ 2011/04/21/6503987-in-memory-of-photojournalist-chris-hondros• Slide 22, image from http://www.projectuprising.org/• Slide 23, image from http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/jun/06/social- media-documentary-makers• Slide 26, image from http://panamoz.com/index.php/catalog/product/ gallery/image/2923/id/1193/• Slide 27, image from http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/gallery/item/ Nokia_E521.php• Slide 30, image from http://www.cultofmac.com/125823/iphone-4s- outshines-many-high-end-compact-cameras-says-camera-creator/ iphone_camera_improvements-728-75/
  57. Photo sources & credits• Slide 32, image from http://groundviews.org/2009/08/15/first-images-the- flooding-in-menik-camp-and-the-increasingly-dire-situation-for-idps/• Slide 33, image from http://www.flickr.com/vikalpasl• Slide 34, image from http://www.flickr.com/vikalpasl• Slide 35, image from http://www.movingimages.asia• Slide 36, image from http://www.movingimages.asia• Slide 37, image from http://groundviews.org/2010/05/29/the-big-stink-in- sri-lanka• Slide 38, image from http://www.womenandmedia.net/options/?p=395
  58. Photo sources & credits• Slide 43, image from http://twitter.com/#!/groundviews/status/ 129903570228232193/photo/1• Slide 46, image from http://thenextweb.com/apps/2011/05/05/remember- the-milk-releases-intuitive-yet-powerful-ipad-app/• Slide 50, image courtesy Apple, http://www.apple.com/iphone/built-in- apps/camera.html• Slide 55, image from http://walyou.com/president-barack-obama- newspaper-headlines-collage/

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