Digital Images, Photo-Sharing, and Our Shifting Notions of Everyday Aesthetics

  title={Digital Images, Photo-Sharing, and Our Shifting Notions of Everyday Aesthetics},
  author={Susan E. Murray},
  journal={Journal of Visual Culture},
  pages={147 - 163}
In this article, the author argues that the social use of digital photography, as represented on Flickr, signals a shift in the engagement with the everyday image, as it has become less about the special or rarefied moments of domestic living and more about an immediate, rather fleeting, display and collection of one's discovery and framing of the small and mundane. In this way, photography is no longer just the embalmer of time that André Bazin once spoke of, but rather a more alive, immediate… 

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