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Description - The Social Photo: On Photography and Social Media by Nathan Jurgenson

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 PICS, 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 hows these devices and platforms have remade the world and our understanding of ourselves within it.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781786635440
ISBN-10: 1786635445
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Verso Books
Publisher: Verso Books
Publish Date: 21-Jul-2020
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nathan Jurgenson

Nathan Jurgenson is the resident Researcher at Snapchat, a co-founder of the influential Theorizing the Web conference, and founder of Real Life magazine.

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