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Snapshot Versions of Life / Edition 1
     

Snapshot Versions of Life / Edition 1

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by Richard Chalfen
 

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ISBN-10: 0879723882

ISBN-13: 9780879723880

Pub. Date: 03/20/2008

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

Snapshot Versions of Life is an important foray into the culture of photography and home life from an anthropologist’s perspective. Examining what he calls “Home Mode” photography, Richard Chalfen explores snapshots, slide shows, family albums, home movies, and home videos, uncovering what people do with their photos as well as what

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Snapshot Versions of Life is an important foray into the culture of photography and home life from an anthropologist’s perspective. Examining what he calls “Home Mode” photography, Richard Chalfen explores snapshots, slide shows, family albums, home movies, and home videos, uncovering what people do with their photos as well as what their personal photos do for them.
    Chalfen’s “Polaroid People” are recognizable—if ironically viewed—relatives, uncles, aunts, and All-American kids. As members of “Kodak Culture” they watch home movies, take pictures of newborn babies, and even, in their darker moments, scratch out the faces of disliked relatives in group photographs. He examines who shoots these photos and why, as well as how they think (or don’t) of planning, editing, and exhibiting their shots. Chalfen’s analysis reveals the culturally structured behavior underlying seemingly spontaneous photographic activities. 

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ISBN-13:
9780879723880
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
03/20/2008
Edition description:
1
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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