How To Photograph Onion Skins

Journal article


Brown, A (2016). How To Photograph Onion Skins. Unthinking Photography.
AuthorsBrown, A
Abstract

A short article about online photographic sharing, education and 'success' for the Photographers' Gallery's new 'Unthinking Photography' platform. Watching photography tutorials online, it is clear that the subject of the photographic image is secondary to the construction of photography itself - as a culture, practice, theatrics. I explore the role of narcissism and social reproduction in online photographic tutorials, and Youtube videos showing people unboxing photographic monographs. The latter represents a strange twist in the tale - seemingly we can now film, share and witness the act of the reception of the photographic image as it it were spectacle itself.

Keywordsphotography; digital imaging; media studies; digital cultures; creative industries
Year2016
JournalUnthinking Photography
PublisherThe Photographers' Gallery
Web address (URL)http://unthinking.photography/themes/photo-education/how-to-photograph-onion-skins
Publication dates
Print07 Oct 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited14 Feb 2017
Accepted07 Oct 2016
Accepted author manuscript
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