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Digital Photography and Everyday Life by Asko Lehmuskallio, Edgar Gómez Cruz

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Introduction

Contemporary Western culture is marked by the rising ubiquity of the visual realm in everyday life. As Schroeder (2002, p. 3) points out

we are exposed to hundreds of images every day. Not in church, or at museums – but all around us in advertising, on the Internet, on television, in newspapers, on billboards, magazines, buildings, radio, cable, t-shirts, credit cards, shopping carts, and cash register receipts. We live in a visual information culture. In no other time in history has there been such an explosion of visual images.

In a hyper-visual world, digital images pervade our lives, ...

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