SOCIAL MEDIA AND PHOTOGRAPHY
23 October 2015 Friday / 11:30 / DEU Sabancı Culture Center
Doç. Dr. Osman Ürper
In our day social media has greatly transformed the way in which people communicate in their social milieu; express their feelings and opinions; observe other individuals; and perceive the phenomenon and the circumstances that surround them. The use of social media has become so widespread that 1.8 billion out of 2.5 billion people who use the Internet worldwide are anticipated to have social media accounts.
Photographs are one of the most important content shared on social media. Most of the images shared are produced by mobile phone cameras. In this presentation, I will discuss whether social media platforms serve the function of photography as entertainment more than its functions as a medium of communication and art.