EyeEm Festival Keynote: Photography Now – the subconscious life of the image

Alte Teppichfabrik, Alt-Stralau 4, Berlin, September 12 2014

The photograph used to be a document of memory, recording events as evidence and reference.  But the mobile phone and streaming social media integrates the photo into our current experience, transforming the image into a dynamic element of life as we life it.  Photography is part of our conversation and is more about social positioning than documenting history. This is just one of the extraordinary changes that the mobile phone has wrought on our visual culture and the impact is widespread and profound.  If you’re not confused by the changes, you should be!  This presentation will begin to untangle the many layers of modern visual communication, some familiar and some surprising…

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