Photographing Ourselves

Kodak and Nokia Moments

Look Up

A fantastic film which shows what might happen if you don’t look up from your technology.

Miss Underground

A video on Youtube about Instagram Photographer Jess Macdonald (AKA Miss Underground). I really enjoy looking at her work, the darkness of the scenes as they are locations we never expect to be empty, but rather full of people rushing about their daily business. In some ways I can see a resemblance of Bernd and Hilla Becher, with there grid photos of water towers. The Architecture of the London Underground is different through out the system but its the same and you can always recognize it as part of the system.

 

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70 Instagram Statistics (April 2014)

70 Instagram Statistics (April 2014)

alot of statistics about Instagram that should be helpful in my essay

10 statistics about Social Media

10 statistics about Social Media

As I begin to write my essay on social media and photography, i found this and thought it was interesting.

No longer a family photo

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I thought I would post this as it shows how the holiday snapshot isn’t what it used to be. A couple of weeks ago I went to a charity shop and managed to pick up a families holiday photos in slide form… They had been left in the bottom of a box and have seemed to have lost the value that they once have.

UPDATE – Instagram Milestone

On March 26th Instagram reached 200 million active users, 50 million in 6 months! 60 million photos a day are uploaded, totalling 20 billion since june 2010.
and in other news Facebook has passed 1 billion mobile users.

Essay Question

Explore
 some
 of
 the
 ways
 in
 which
 photography
 and
 social
 media
 encourage
 new
 ways
 of
 photographing
 and
 exhibiting 
ourselves.