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A title of interest is: Digital photography and everyday life: Empirical studies on material visual practices edited by Edgar Gómez Cruz and Asko Lehmuskallio.
With contributors from ten different countries and backgrounds in a
range of academic disciplines - including anthropology, media studies
and visual culture - this collection takes a uniquely broad perspective
on photography by situating the image-making process in wider
discussions on the materiality and visuality of photographic practices
and explores these through empirical case studies.
By focusing on material visual practices, the book presents a
comprehensive overview of some of the main challenges digital
photography is bringing to everyday life. It explores how the
digitization of photography has a wide-reaching impact on the use of the
medium, as well as on the kinds of images that can be produced and the
ways in which camera technology is developed. The exploration goes
beyond mere images to think about cameras, mediations and technologies
as key elements in the development of visual digital cultures.
Digital Photography and Everyday Life will be of great
interest to students and scholars of Photography, Contemporary Art,
Visual Culture and Media Studies, as well as those studying
Communication, Cultural Anthropology, and Science and Technology