Anatomy of Facebook Likes

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In a combination of interests, I have been creating a database of my Facebook ‘likes’ for quite some time, as a source of analytical understating, both of my photographs and on how Facebook works. That is the problem with being both a photographer and a data geek. I note which Facebook Groups are used, and record the details of the …

Socially Engaged Photography

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In 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt created the Farm Security Administration (FSA) to aid American farmworkers during the Great Depression. Its photographers aimed to document what was going on, in an effort to raise awareness and support. Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange were two of those photographers. Interestingly, there is one school of thought, repeated by Susan Meiselas and Wendy Ewald, …