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"Mobile Photography" and "Optical Culture" in Web 2.0 Epoch (on Example of Social Network "Instagram")

Student: Ekaterina Savitskaya

Supervisor: Victoria O. Vasileva

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities

Educational Programme: Cultural Studies (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 8

Year of Graduation: 2017

From the time photography was invented it influences the way of seeing the world. Comparing to the previous steps of technological evaluation, mobile photography and social networks constantly transform experience into images, because every event has to become a document, no matter how it is important. This paper offers investigation of visual frames in the epoch of social networks and of practices common to mobile photography.

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