Why material visual practices?

Asko Lehmuskallio and Edgar Gómez Cruz





Cameras are increasingly part and parcel of everyday life. They seem to be ubiquitous, used at social gatherings or when communicating over a distance, and are as well used for commercial, political and surveillance purposes. The possibility for networked connections, as well as the fact that cameras tend to capture digital files that can be modified, amended and combined with a variety of other digital technologies, has brought attention to the differences that can be found between ‘classical’ film-based photography and today’s networked camera technology. The way we understand the camera, as part of a technology and as a tool, plays a crucial role in our understanding ...

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