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

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3 Amplification and heterogeneity

 

 

 

Introduction

Personal photography has always had and still has various social functions, such as social bonding, communication, demonstration of identity and the preservation and retention of memories (Sarvas & Froehlich 2011; Walser & Neumann-Braun 2013). It also serves the perpetual desire to represent, fix and transmit that which is seen in time and space (Lehmuskallio 2012, p. 74). However, the means by which bonding, representing and transmitting are practised are changing.

This chapter will take a closer look at the elderly and their ways of practising digital photography in their everyday lives. While a major part of the small body of ...

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