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Zakhar Goncharov
My beautiful son Levi fascinated by a snowy little world.
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Lahu Shi girl
Great Egret Fishing
Moonrise, sunset at Bayview beach Saco Maine
Lightning strike on World Trade Center
Lady on the phone & Lincoln
Artic Fox
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Hand on the Chest
If you don't share, were you really there?
102nd Indy 500
12-Moscenicka Draga, Croatia
Shwedagon in the Rain
Leopard at peace
Water Landing
American eagle
Winter at Thomas Point Beach Brunswick Maine
Floral Eclipse
Supporting our troops at the Air Force Memorial in Washington D.C
Bobcat Encounter
Seeing Cuba from a 1955 Bel Air
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
If you don't share, were you really there?

‘If you don’t share, were you really there?’ questions the behaviour of visitors in art museums through their use of mobile phone photography. The baffling impulse that motivates visitors to capture and share museum photographs online has legitimately impacted the art institution. It draws a parallel between the physical absence of the tangible artwork and the transient life of a single image posted online. The photograph taken and shared disappears into an unprecedented flow of online images. Capturing and sharing a social media souvenir has become a priority for museum visitors, whose behaviour expresses their wish to see the most by spending the least amount of time in a specific space. This fast viewing experience generates an act of looking that prevents contemplation and is mostly encouraged by mass-consumptive, contemporary tourism that offers visits to countries, cultural institutions or sightseeing attractions the quickest way possible. This fast tourism incites individuals to capture the essential part of their trip by the quickest way possible: their mobile phones.

TAGS: Museum, United Kingdom

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Vevey, Switzerland
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© Aurélie Crisetig.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2018
Filed Under: Altered Images
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 24, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: ILCE-7M2
Focal Length: 35mm
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO1600
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