Journal of Visual Culture

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Journal of Visual Culture: Murray Social use of digital photography signals a shift in engagement with everyday images, as it becomes less about the special or rarefied moments of domestic living and more about an immediate, rather fleeting display and collection of one’s discovery and framing of the small and mundane Image becomes something that even an amateur can create Collaborative experience (people do it as activities and social things) Transience Blurred boundary between amateur/professional hierarches Focuses on the mundane History of popular/amateur photography Kodak’s easy use roll-film cameras in the late 1880’s Amateur photography became popular Organized social and artistic practice 2 types of amateurs: people who took photos for fun, and then those “serious” amateurs who were engaged in making art Changes in aesthetics Changes in practices 1950’s: photography became more commercialized Document the good life in postwar America People can sell photos for money
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