Photoworks Issue 18

6 May 2012

Photoworks Issue 18 examines History, Memory and Nostalgia in relation to a wide variety of practices. Stretching from art photography to mobile phone apps, museums to social networking sites.

When Eastman Kodak filed for bankruptcy protection in January 2012 much of the ensuing news coverage saw Twitter feeds and Facebook groups jar against specialists wheeled out to mourn the passing of an analogue icon. Could this coverage be taken as representative of wider tensions shaping various areas of current cultural production? As the ghosts of an analogue past come to haunt a digital present, forms of nostalgia loom large in some quarters, while the optimistic claims made for new technologies are subject to increasing scrutiny.

Photoworks Members can access articles from Issue 18 by Robert-Rowland Smith and Marvin Heifferman.

Photoworks Issue 18: Futures Past: History, Memory and Nostalgia is available to purchase in our online shop.

Related project: Photoworks Annual

In response to a shifting culture, and changes to the ways photography is produced and shared, we produce our highly collectable Annual every autumn.

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