The Social Photo On Photography and Social Media by Nathan Jurgenson - 1

The Social Photo On Photography and Social Media

Nathan Jurgenson

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A set of bold theoretical reflections on how the social photo has remade our world

With the rise of the smart phone and social media, cameras have become ubiquitous, infiltrating nearly every aspect of social life. The glowing camera screen is the lens by which many of us apprehend and... ​​Read More

A set of bold theoretical reflections on how the social photo has remade our world

With the rise of the smart phone and social media, cameras have become ubiquitous, infiltrating nearly every aspect of social life. The glowing camera screen is the lens by which many of us apprehend and communicate our experience. But our thinking about photography has been slow to catch up; this major fixture of everyday life is still often treated in the terms of art or journalism.

In The Social Photo, social theorist Nathan Jurgenson develops bold new ways of understanding the transformations wrought by these image-making and sharing technologies and the cultural objects they have ushered in: the selfie, the faux-vintage photo, the self-destructing image, the food photo. Jurgenson shows how these devices and platforms have remade the world and our understanding of ourselves within it.

Published by Verso
Hardcover
144 pages
April 2019
English
ISBN 978-1-7887309-1-4