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For when images are not enough

Much has been written about photography. Some has been written about post-photography. Even a little has been written about Flickr. Still, much work remains to be done.

Primary sources

Action:Reaction, an entirely image-based post-photographic discourse.

Flickr, the self-proclaimed "best online photo management and sharing application in the world."

Scholarly articles

Miller, Andrew D., and W. Keith Edwards. “Give and take: a study of consumer photo-sharing culture and practice.Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems. San Jose, California, USA: ACM, 2007. 347-356. 3 Dec 2008 <>.

Murray, Susan. “Digital Images, Photo-Sharing, and Our Shifting Notions of Everyday Aesthetics.” Journal of Visual Culture 7.2 (2008): 147-163.

Suler, John. “Image, Word, Action: Interpersonal Dynamics in a Photo-Sharing Community.” CyberPsychology & Behavior 11.5 (2008): 555-560.

Trachtenberg, Alan. “Through a Glass, Darkly: Photography and Cultural Memory.” Social Research 75.1 (2008): 111-132.

Van Dijck, José. “Digital photography: communication, identity, memory.” Visual Communication 7.1 (2008): 57-76.

Van House, Nancy A. “Flickr and public image-sharing: distant closeness and photo exhibition.CHI '07 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems. San Jose, CA, USA: ACM, 2007. 2717-2722. 3 Dec 2008 <>.

Popular media

Dukehart, Coburn. “Photo Project Links Images, Imagination.” 28 Oct. 2008. <>.

Background reading

Berger, Arthur Asa. The Portable Postmodernist. AltaMira Press, 2003.

Guins, Raiford A, and Omayra Zaragoza Cruz. Popular Culture: A Reader. Sage Publications Ltd, 2005.

Marien, Mary Warner. Photography: A Cultural History. Prentice Hall, 2002.

Mitchell, William J. The Reconfigured Eye: Visual Truth in the Post-Photographic Era. The MIT Press, 1992.

Sturken, Marita, and Lisa Cartwright. Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture. Oxford University Press, USA, 2001.