Danielle Jackson examines the limits of diversifying the field of photography in an age of fragmented media.

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A few years ago I began making screenshots of my friends’ posts on Facebook. Rarely did the photos, videos, or memes from any of these respective worlds overlap; I couldn’t even find a point of convergence. My feed sat at the nexus of a few distinct communities—white folks from my working class hometown; black family members in the suburbs; radical activists in Brooklyn; survivors of homicide victims; media professionals — and quickly I realized that each of these groups was living in a vastly different image ecosystem.

About

Danielle Jackson

Fellow-in-residence at NYU’s Center for Experimental Humanities. Co-founder, Bronx Documentary Center. Formerly: ICP, Magnum Photos, MoMA

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