Funeral selfies, Bitstrips and the emergence of a new visual language

From the Selfies at Funerals blog

From the Selfies at Funerals blog

The young people featured in the “Selfies at funerals” blog have been getting a bad press for being “self obsessed” etc:

And Bitstrips? “It’s about using their voice, their ideas to resolve situations,” Bitstrips cofounder Shahan Panth told the Huffington Post in October 2011:

But perhaps what we’re actually looking at is the evolution of a new visual language, as cameras and digital images become ubiquitous.

A “watershed time where we are moving away from photography as a way of recording and storing a past moment”, as photography turns into “a communication medium”:

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