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Photographic ritual: visual conditions of behaviour and definitions of self

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posted on 24.05.2021, 12:28 by Lyuba Encheve
The present paper studies consumer digital photography as a cultural and social phenomenon contributing to the formation of contemporary identity. By examining the processes of production, characteristic style of representation and practical uses of both digital and analogue photographs, the study attempts to establish the qualitative distinctions between traditional and present-day photographic media and evaluate their effectiveness as modes of self-representation. Specific issues discussed include: the depreciation of the photograph as a commemorative object; intervention of digital photography into life experiences; digital photography as common behaviour or interactive ritual; and photographic theatricality as identity forming process.

History

Language

eng

Degree

Master of Arts

Program

Communication and Culture

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

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