On the ongoing evolution of the camera, we hit a new point of democratization of the photography. Just like in the early 1900s with the proliferation of the brownies cameras made by Eastman today we have a new wave of macro proportions. Today everyone has access to a camera. from the deepest lands in South Africa to the poor farmers in new deli India the access to a cell phone is not a luxury but a need. So if they have access to a cell phone, therefore, they have access to a digital camera in most cases.
Cameras in cell phones have become an open window to the lives of the people who own these devices. The most amazing side is that information does not stay is an attic waiting to be discovered by future generations. Most of those pictures are shared by its author almost immediately through electronic mail or popular social networks.
This section of the Dark Room is dedicated to the expanding phenomenon of phoneography also know as iphoneography term based on the popular and increasing success of Apple’s smartphone the iPhone. iphoneography may be looked down from the professional photographer perspective just like digital photography when emerged. However, from an anthropological and social science point of view is fascinating.