Why do museum visitors take photographs? Has art become wallpaper for selfies?
I've been researching museum visitor photography and selfies for 4 years.
This page gathers the writing and research I've published on the topic.
Or you can read an overview of the research journey.
ARTICLE: Museum objects and Instagram: agency and communication in digital engagement
Published in collaboration with Dr Kylie Budge, University of Western Sydney, in Continuum Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, August 2017
chapter: New Ways of Looking: Self-representational Social Photography in Museums
Published in Museums and Visitor Photography: Redefining the Visitor Experience by MuseumsEtc, 2016
PANEL: Putting People in the Picture: learning from museum visitor's social photos (panel)
I convened a 4 person international panel of specialists working in and around museum visitor photography, 2016
ARTICLE: what's the difference between a selfie and a self-portrait?
I was asked by the Getty to respond to this question and counter the view of their curator, Arpad Kovacs, Assistant Curator of Photography, 2015
ARTICLE: A to Z of the Human Condition: I is for Individuality
An article I wrote for the Wellcome Collection, UK in response to their exhibition Human Condition, 2014
INTERVIEW: Galleries and Museums Split Over Selfie Stick Ban
I was interviewed about the popularity of selfie sticks and the spate of bans across the museum world, 2015
INTERVIEW: Selfies – an annoyance or proof of engagement?
I was interviewed by the Swedish Exhibition Agency about museum selfies, 2015
Museum Selfie Tumblr
A curated Tumblr of photographs tagged with #museumselfie and related articles gathered between early 2013 to 2016. This was a primary source of research data up until the publishing of the MuseumsEtc chapter.