Photographic places and digital wayfaring: Conceptualizing relationships between cameras, connectivities and transformed localities

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This chapter elaborates on two concepts which the author have used in his existing work, and that he would consider to be part of a theoretical ‘tool box’ that digital media scholars might draw on: place and wayfaring. The concept of place is well established across a range of literature, and has been used most consistently in human geography, as well as in anthropology. In the case of digital photography and its online sharing, for instance, photographs might be produced in localities, they might represent aspects of localities and they might also be viewed in localities. Camera phone photography is particularly interesting in this respect because people might take photographs of their environments and/or themselves in them, upload them and engage with people in relation to them online. Digital photography is one of the everyday life, professional and technological practices and activities that are entangled with everyday life, and both photographic technologies and practices become increasingly ubiquitous.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Photography and Everyday Life
Subtitle of host publicationEmpirical Studies on Material Visual Practices
EditorsEdgar Gomez Cruz, Asko Lehmuskallio
Place of PublicationOxon, UK
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781317447788
ISBN (Print)9781138899803
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2016
Externally publishedYes

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