Image by Scott Webb Domestic photography is a beautiful, intimate and genuine act of vernacular documentation. Almost all families treasure their photographs because they tell their story – it’s as simple as that. Some photographers have taken this discipline into the artistic realm, like Sally Mann with intimate family photos, or Nicholas Nixon with his Brown Sisters series.
3. Photography Changes Privacy With Social Media
Social Media wouldn't be what it is today if not for photography. From tags to selfies, photography has helped people to transform their own privacy. The whole notion of sharing has rocketed to new heights and almost defined a whole sub-genre in photography. The smartphone for one, has transformed what people photograph. In one of my previous articles: why you should always carry a camera with you, it's become apparent over recent years, that actually, since we all have smartphones with (quite) excellent cameras these days, mobile photography is only gaining more momentum! People Mother Family Father – Creativeix Erik Kessels did something in 2011 called 24Hrs in Photos. The performance consisted of filling an Amsterdam gallery with pictures uploaded to Flickr in 24 hours. Then he completely drowned the place with the printed images. This may be considered as a protest against the endless river of images uploaded to the internet, or a statement about how photography has evolved in terms of resources and availability. Many of these images were considered as domestic and vernacular, both key elements of private imagery.
Each of these three points may seem simplistic in their nature, but in fact, they hold monumental significance about how society has evolved, cultures are changing and where the future of photography is taking us…
Every now and then it's good to pause, realize what's going on around us and consider taking a picture – whether it's with your smartphone or any camera you have on you. No matter how “boring” the subject is, capturing a moment in history to one person may just be that indulgent moment of nostalgia for someone in years to come. Remember to look back over your family photos and photos of your local area – it's a great way to appreciate what can happen over time as it flashes before our eyes. Take pictures, lots of pictures and remember them. How Photography Changed The World – Top Takeaways Remember that without photography, history would be just an intangible memory. We can learn how photography changed the world simply by looking at some of favorite photographers and their works. Professionals evolve, just as we all do! Further Resources Further Learning
As we learned in point 2, wedding and social photography is a truly wonderful way to create memories for people and shape the way people remember their lives.
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