Photo-a-day:a digital photographic practice and its impact on wellbeing

Cox, Andrew and Brewster, Liz (2018) Photo-a-day:a digital photographic practice and its impact on wellbeing. Photographies, 11 (1). pp. 113-129. ISSN 1754-0771

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Abstract

The practice of taking and sharing one photo every day for a year has become a popular new form of photography enabled by the internet. The purpose of this study was to investigate how people use photo-a-day to enhance their wellbeing. The data for the study were 16 interviews with people who practised photo-a-day, analysed by thematic analysis. The analysis showed how photos offer positive affordances because of the conventions to take aesthetically pleasing images, share positive events and comment positively. A seemingly simple activity, photo-a-day creates a new layer of interest woven around daily activities, and expands social relationships. Representations of identity are complex, emerging through photos taken, rather than a premeditated profile.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Photographies
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Photographies on 23/02/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17540763.2017.1399288
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Medicine
ID Code: 86047
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 26 Apr 2017 15:50
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2020 03:15
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/86047

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