Up until the 1990s, passing round a Truprint envelope full of 6″ x 4″ photographic prints was the norm; nowadays we publish our own online and ‘Like’ our friends’ photos on Facebook. Increasingly, that’s how we pass round our snapshots.
This is a great moment to capture that change in the way we share our personal photos.
“From Snapshots to Social Media – The Changing Picture of Domestic Photography” is a new book by Risto Sarvas and David Frohlich from University of Surrey. David has a fascinating history in Digital Storytelling as the pioneer of Audio Photography and one of the people behind the StoryBank digital storytelling sharing project in India.
The book tracks the snapshot from darkroom to home printer and, although it’s more of an academic read than a light and general guide, it should make a great addition to the book collection of anyone interested in home photography.
Written and first published by Gareth Morlais on 31 March 2011