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Billions of photographs are produced each year in museums throughout the world, with the number steadily rising year by year. While museum visitors accumulate personal photographs from museum visits, the kind of photographs they produce, how, and for what reasons, has been little explored.
Social networks and photo-sharing mean that photography now plays a significant role in defining people and places. As a result, museums are increasingly using visitor photography in innovative and effective ways: to engage and involve, to reach new audiences, and to facilitate learning.
Museums and Visitor Photography will be both a practical source of information and inspiration, and a valuable source of new research information.
Our Call for Papers closed in September with more than 40 very high quality international proposals received. Editor Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert - current recipient of the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship in Museum Practice and Coordinator of the Visual Sociology and Museum Studies Lab and Assistant Professor at Cyprus University of Technology - is currently receiving and reviewing the final papers for the book, which will be published later this year.
The papers and case studies which will form part of the book are as follows:
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