Cameras turned inwards: An enquiry into digital identities and the legitimisation of self-surveillance

  • Josh Crowe

Abstract

George Eastman was the founder of the Eastman Kodak Company, in 1888 he successfully elevated photography into the mainstream by manufacturing roll film. All cameras were manufactured with an outward gaze in mind, encouraging the photographer to observe the world around them. The 2003 release of the Sony Ericson Z1010, marked the advent of the front-facing camera, changing the landscape of photography and more importantly, identity.

Published
2019-04-16
Section
Articles