Photography in the Age of Facebook

  • Johnny Winston Stanford University
Keywords: Photography


Photography has become ubiquitous as people increasingly take photographs with camera-phones and upload them to photo-sharing sites like Facebook. Yet even though we encounter photographs every day, we do not often consider their impact on how we communicate, construct identity, and understand reality. However, we can turn to past critics like Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes to provide a basis for understanding the modern influence of photographs.
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