We use cookies on this website, you can read about them here. To use the website as intended please... ACCEPT COOKIES
UAL Research Online

A Life More Photographic, Mapping the Networked Image

Rubinstein, Daniel and Sluis, Katrina (2008) A Life More Photographic, Mapping the Networked Image. Photographies, 1 (1). pp. 9-29. ISSN 1754-0763 (Print), 1754-0771 (Online)

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Rubinstein, Daniel and Sluis, Katrina

Twenty-two years since the arrival of the first consumer digital camera, Western culture is now characterized by ubiquitous photography. The disappearance of the camera inside the mobile phone has ensured that even the most banal moments of the day can become a point of photographic reverie, potentially shared instantly. Supported by the increased affordability of computers, digital storage and access to broadband, consumers are provided with new opportunities for the capture and transmission of images, particularly online where snapshot photography is being transformed from an individual to a communal activity. As the digital image proliferates online and becomes increasingly delivered via networks, numerous practices emerge surrounding the image’s transmission, encoding, ordering and reception. Informing these practices is a growing cultural shift towards a conception of the Internet as a platform for sharing and collaboration, supported by a mosaic of technologies termed Web 2.0. In this article we attempt to delineate the field of snapshot photography as this practice shifts from primarily being a print-oriented to a transmission-oriented, screen-based experience. We observe how the alignment of the snapshot with the Internet results in the emergence of new photographies in which the photographic image interacts with established and experimental media forms – raising questions about the ways in which digital photography is framed institutionally and theoretically.

Official Website: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17540760701785842
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: networked images, digital aesthetics, networked cultures, expanded media
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Routledge
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: 2008
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1080/17540760701785842
Related Websites: https://csm-arts.academia.edu/DrDanielRubinstein
Related Websites:
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2013 16:13
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2015 05:41
Item ID: 6242
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/6242

Repository Staff Only: item control page | University Staff: Request a correction