Hey guys, I just discovered this very cool site:
click! photography changes everything is a collection of original essays, stories and images—contributed by experts from a spectrum of professional worlds and members of the project’s online audience—that explore the many ways photography shapes our culture and our lives. A project of the former Smithsonian Photography Initiative, texts and content for click were commissioned and compiled between 2007-2010.
Photography is central to understanding who we are and how we portray ourselves and those around us. Photography does more than document what we’ve done; it shapes what we do. Photography allows us to see what the human eye cannot, what lies outside our daily experience, and determines what we choose to show to each other.
Photography enables us to see beyond the boundaries of everyday life in ways that were once unimaginable. Photography powerfully shapes our needs and expresses desire. Photography influences and alters our relationship to history, memory, and even death.