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Author Pollen, Annebella, author.

Title Mass photography : collective histories of everyday life / Annebella Pollen
Published London : I.B. Tauris, 2016
©2016
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Summary With increasingly accessible camera technology available, crowdsourced collective histories of everyday life, harnessing amateur photographers to secure a snapshot of a single day, abound like never before. 'Mass photography' assesses the potential of these popular moment-intime projects by examining their historical predecessors. For the first time, it views the vast photographic collections resulting from such projects, analysing their structures and systems, their aims and objectives, and their claims and promises. The central case study is of 55,000 photographs submitted to One Day for Life in 1987, which aimed, in its own time, to be 'the biggest photographic event the world had ever seen'. 'Mass photography' also makes a new and valuable contribution by taking a fresh look at amateur photographic practice on an unprecedented scale
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 14, 2018)
Subject Photography -- Great Britain -- History.
Vernacular photography -- Social aspects
Vernacular photography -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- Case studies
COMPUTERS / Digital Media / Photography
PHOTOGRAPHY / Reference
Photography.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Imaging Systems
Vernacular photography.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Amatörfotografer.
Case studies.
Fotografering.
History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0857727354
9780857727350