Note: this article is a republishing of an article I wrote nearly a year ago on Coding the Image. I leave it here for posterity’s sake.

James Campbell tweeted the other day about how social photography (as shared on Instagram, EyeEm and other such mobile photo networks) seems to be defined by the presence (or absence) of positive engagement. Social photography, he argued, disallowed negative critique almost by design, limiting most users’ interactions with works down to a simple ‘like’. …



Norman Ma

software dev @ canva, ex-Atlassian | talks photography sometimes

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