Digital photography: communication, identity, memory

@article{vanDijck2008DigitalPC,
  title={Digital photography: communication, identity, memory},
  author={Jos A.A.M. van Dijck},
  journal={Visual Communication},
  year={2008},
  volume={7},
  pages={57 - 76}
}
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