Photography After Capitalism

Photography After Capitalism

Ben Burbridge


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A lively and polemical analysis of photography and today's vernacular photographic culture.

In Photography After Capitalism, Benedict Burbridge makes the case for a radically expanded conception of photography, encompassing the types of labor too often obscured by black-boxed technologies, slick platform interfaces, and the compulsion to display lives to others. His lively and polemical analysis of today's vernacular photographic cultures shines new light on the hidden work of smartphone assembly teams, digital content moderators, Street View car drivers, Google "Scan-Ops,"low-paid gallery interns, homeless participant photographers, and the photo-sharing masses.


Ben Burbridge:
Ben Burbridge is a writer, curator, and academic. A former Editor of Photoworks magazine, he has edited two books about photography. He is Senior Lecturer in Art History and Codirector of the Centre for Photography and Visual Culture at the University of Sussex.