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

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>02/2018
<mark>Journal</mark>Photographies
Issue number1
Volume11
Number of pages17
Pages (from-to)113-129
StatePublished
Early online date23/02/18
Original languageEnglish

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.

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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