Domestic photography & the role of sound

  • David M. Frohlich
Part of the The Springer International series on Computer Supported Cooperative Work book series (CSCW, volume 3)


In this chapter, we review the existing practice of domestic photography, in contrast to other forms of art and commercial photography. The aim of the review is quite fundamental. It is to understand how and why people take photos in a domestic context, what uses and functions they are put to, and what requirements and opportunities exist for change. The review culminates in a new framework for understanding domestic photography and a set of questions about the role of sound. These questions are then addressed in a series of studies reported in the rest of the book, and interpreted with reference to the framework. In this way, we begin to define how the combination of sounds and images developed in other media might work within the medium of photography.


Video Clip Autobiographical Memory Personal Memory Photo Collection Domestic Context 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • David M. Frohlich
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  1. 1.Hewlett Packard LaboratoriesBristolEngland, UK

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