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January 11, 2012 Comments off

With the rapid advancements of digital technologies of documentation, the gap between taking the image and viewing it has shortened to the point that we can now experience the documentation of life in close to real time. This phenomenon has further complicated our relationship with images produced by cameras, shifting their status from relics of the past to documents of presence, explains Sohrab Mohebbi, whose blog Presence Documents will address the effects of instant digital image-making on the contemporary perception of life. The blog will consist of daily entries, each focusing on a video or image posted online on the same day by citizen reporters and indigenous journalists. Mohebbi will also relate these images of the present to performance art’s experiments with documentation.

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