Edited by Hans Hedberg, Gunilla Knape, Tyrone Martinsson, Louise Wolthers
Texts by Sarah Kember, Willem Popelier, Daniel Trottier, Louise Wolthers
Design by Praun Guermouche
2014, English, Swedish, softcover
152 pages, 17 x 22 cm
Today we are all photographers. Self-portraits are everywhere and snapshots of our lives are circulated and shared frenetically on various social media networks. Distinctions are blurred, not only between the private and public spheres but also between professional and amateur photographic practices. This calls for increased knowledge about the performative characteristics of digitized and networked visual communication. What are the limits of automation and what is the potential of virtuality? When is visuality empowering - and when has self-monitoring gone out of control? Auto: Self-Representation and Digital Photography investigates how the everyday digital photography of our times challenges notions of autobiography, interactivity, and democracy.