How Many Photographs of You Are Out There In the World?

Now that cameras are ubiquitous, photographs of ordinary people are everywhere, too.

Source: How Many Photographs of You Are Out There In the World?

ON teens and photos today:

“…teens today take a lot of care in the photos they post. Instead of dumping all 30 photos they took at the Eiffel Tower into a Facebook album, they’ll post two. Their relationship with photos isn’t one of personal memory, but rather of public identity. Hand describes the thinking: “Of course you take images in order to distribute them, that’s what they’re for.”

Life online after death:

“There are several stories of people finding images of their parents, now dead, captured by the Google Street View cars. “Before my father died, Google cameras captured him—healthy and happy—tending his yard,” wrote Bill Frankel in a story for Modern Loss. “For years after his death, I visited him frequently in cyberspace.”

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