Beyond Representation: Photography as a sociotechnical practice.
Edgar Gómez-Cruz, PhD.
Internet Interdisciplinary Institute
Open University of Catalonia
The main accounts of Photography had understood it mostly as a representation (Barthes, 1980, Berger, 1972, Bazin, 1980, Sontag, 2006). Many of the discussions about digital photography had been related to the continuity (or not) of digital image as a device for representing the real, with some commentators and academics talking about the “dead of photography”, the “death of the camera” (Rubinstein, 2005) or a “post-photographical era” (Robins, 1996; Batchen, 2002).