Amateur Photographic Communities, Real and Imagined: Collective Identity in Camera Clubs and Mass-Participation Events

Annebella Pollen, Juliet Baillie

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Abstract

This commissioned in-conversation piece for the Photoworks Annual 21 on the theme of Collaboration brought Annebella Pollen and Juliet Baillie together to discuss community and collectivity in photographic history. Debating a range of periods and practices from interwar camera clubs and photographic fund raisers in the 1980s to mass-participation media projects in the present day, the eight page illustrated debate showed the complexity of amateur photography as a category, and the way its study can contribute to wider debates on In social and cultural history, including democracy, identity, competition and leisure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-167
Number of pages8
JournalPhotoworks Annual
Volume21
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2014

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