Detailed Contents vi
List of Figures viii
1 Ubiquitous Photography: A Short Introduction 1
2 Visual Culture, Consumption and Technology 25
3 Images and Information: Variation, Manipulation and Ephemerality 59
4 Technologies and Techniques: Reconfiguring Camera, Photographer and Image 96
5 Memory and Classification: Between the Album and the Tag Cloud 143
6 Conclusion: Ubiquitous Photography and Public Culture 185
References and Bibliography 198
European Journal of Communication
"Photography is no longer a hobby or a discrete activity, and Martin Hand sets out in his lucid and engaging study just how it has become 'ubiquitous', modifying and making more visual a whole range of existing social practices."
Tim Dant, Lancaster University
"Hand's book sets contemporary photographic practices in the context of information technologies, changing cultural and economic forms, and a media-saturated society, and provides a lucid analysis of how these constitute "ubiquitous photography". Its combination of cultural theory, analytic insight, and ethnographic sensibility makes it indispensable reading for anyone seeking to understand contemporary visual culture."
Anne Beaulieu, University of Groningen
- The first book to focus on the changes digital technologies have made on the production, circulation and consumption of photography.
- Considers a range of digital cameras and their contexts, from “prosumer” SLRs to cameras embedded in mobiles.
- Examines the role photography plays online, including the circulation of images on social networking sites like Facebook.
- Places these phenomena in their social contexts, examining concepts like intellectual property, privacy, and the blending of production and consumption of culture.
- Part of Polity’s highly successful digital media series.