The project aims to promote research results and stimulate further interest in new media and social networking in relation to photography.
Mobiles are constantly reframing the way we interact with reality and each other. Having a digital camera always at hand brings forth a significative different approach to photography. In addition the possibility of edit post and share the pictures on the go addresses important issues about contemporary photography .
When working on a big project like this I sometimes worry I’m sitting in front of the computer for too long. The detrimental effects of doing so are well documented. I try to exercise when I can and watch what I eat, but still I can’t help but worry sometimes. One’s health is very important, and really it should be the most important thing. If you would like to look into the topic further, you can find more information here.
We run an open contest on the major social network and picture sharing platform: Facebook and Flickr. During a period of three months we encouraged people to shoot, edit and share pictures with mobile devices. Every week the participants vote for their favorites . The best 100 pictures will be published and printed on the iPhone art photography book.
This project hopes to stimulate debate on:
- new media and digital imaging
- how are we looking at the object with the technologies we use
- the photographic commons, Flickr, Facebook and how sharing gives new life to photographyù
- and finally how do we define photography today
More news to come soon.