From the author of the internationally known, Snapshot Versions of Life, comes a new book about light-hearted and serious “photo faux pas,” accidental mistakes in judgment when taking family snapshots. Ordinary people reveal their dilemmas through personal letters written to a newspaper advice columnist. Photogaffes is organized into three sections: Film-based photographs (prints and slides), digital snapshots, and camera phone pictures (iPhonography).
About Richard Chalfen
Richard Chalfen holds degrees in Communication Studies and Anthropology, and he earned a doctorate in Visual Communication from the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania. Richard has observed and examined family photographic habits for the past 40 years in the U.S. and Japan. He studied photography at Tulane University and filmmaking at the Anthropology Film Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico as well at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more
Excerpt from the Book
Where to start? We are the most photographed people in the history of the world. With all sorts of new camera technology, picture-taking is increasing in exponential ways. Read more