AuthorBaker, Sarah Lindsey
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis thesis focuses on the intrinsic relationship between nostalgia and vernacular photography, with specific attention to the networked vernacular photograph. Through an examination of early Kodak advertising and current in-phone digital editing and smartphone photography-sharing apps, this paper demonstrates the role of constructed aesthetic nostalgia in contemporary vernacular photography. This research argues that contemporary vernacular photography is a product of contemporary nostalgia, as evidenced through photographs born digital and shared publicly via social media sites such as Instagram and Snapchat, among others.
Degree ProgramGraduate College