But people have long used media to see reflections of themselves. Long before mobile phones or even photography, diaries were kept as a way to understand oneself and the world one inhabits. In the 18th and 19th centuries, as secular diaries became more popular, middle-class New Englanders, particularly white women, wrote about their everyday lives and the world around them. These diaries were not a place into which they poured their innermost thoughts and desires, but rather a place to chronicle the social world around them–what’s going on around the house, what they did today, who came to visit, who was born, or who died. The diaries captured the everyday routines of mid-19th-century life, with women diarists in particular focused not on themselves but on their families and their communities more broadly. Diaries today are, for the most part, private. These New England diaries, in contrast, were commonly shared. Young women who were married would send their diaries home to … [Read more...] about The urge to share news of our lives is neither new nor narcissistic
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Few industries have seen such sweeping disruption in the digital age as photography, whether it's Kodak film reaching near obsolescence or cameras being replaced by iPhones. But the Campos Group is one photo-based business that has successfully made the transition. Founded by George Campos on Sheridan Drive in 1979, Campos Photography Center started as a darkroom rental facility. In the 1980s, it added a photographic imaging services lab, print mounting and laminating, followed by digital imaging services including layout, design and restoration in the 1990s. The company is still growing, with a renewed focus serving artists and photographers across the country. Via its iprintfromhome.com website, launched in 2003, Campos, his daughter Sara Campos Saak, and eight employees provide photographic printing and other services online, with most of it printed, packaged and shipped from its Kenmore facility. The Campos recently talked to The Buffalo News about how one simple change … [Read more...] about How a Kenmore photo lab survived digital disruption
Kodak Moments has an afternoon snack with owner Jennifer Hardy with Dr. Elsey's Litter Box Solutions during SuperZoo, an annual trade show for pet retailers at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Las Vegas. Benjamin Hager Las Vegas Review-Journal @benjaminhphotoduring SuperZoo, an annual trade show for pet retailers at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Las Vegas. Benjamin Hager Las Vegas Review-Journal @benjaminhphotoShepard mix Shank takes in the scene during SuperZoo, an annual trade show for pet retailers at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Las Vegas. Benjamin Hager Las Vegas Review-Journal @benjaminhphotoShepard mix Shank, left, takes in the scene with owner April Suhr during SuperZoo, an annual trade show for pet retailers at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Las Vegas. Benjamin Hager Las Vegas Review-Journal @benjaminhphotoFidobiotics representatives Ben … [Read more...] about Animal lovers gather for SuperZoo convention in Las Vegas — PHOTOS
By CAROLYN HAX, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Updated 9:55 am, Sunday, May 20, 2018 Photo: Westend61, Getty Images Hi, Carolyn: I recently came across an online death notice for an ex-boyfriend. Sadly, he died relatively young, but I'm not too surprised. He battled alcoholism, which is among the many reasons we broke up. I have a lot of photos from when we were together, whose digital negatives are stored online indefinitely (or until I delete them). I'm torn between wanting to flush them or offer them to his family, who only know that we broke up on bad terms. Knowing him, he never told them the real problems, so more likely than not they hate me. Some of the pics are from a trip he did with his dad when they moved our stuff cross-country. My ex had borrowed my camera and later told me how much fun they had and how he and his dad bonded during that long trip. The pics captured those good times. So here I sit with all these … [Read more...] about Carolyn Hax: Should she share photos of deceased ex with his grieving family?
caption Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer source Beck Diefenbach/Reuters Flickr, which was owned by Verizon, has been acquired by photo sharing and image hosting site SmugMug. SmugMug does not have any plans to lay off any employees nor fold Flickr into SmugMug. The price of the deal has not been disclosed. Flickr, the once red-hot photo-sharing site, has withered under the corporate ownership of Yahoo and Verizon. Now Flickr is part of SmugMug, a small family-owned online photography firm that just bought it from Verizon. Despite its small size, SmugMug is confident it has the right touch to bring back Flickr’s glory days. “We love photographers, we are photographers, we’ve been catering directly to photographers for a long long time and we think we have the most insight into what photographers want from these platforms,” SmugMug VP of Operations Ben MacAskill told Business Insider … [Read more...] about A small family-run firm bought Flickr from Verizon and says it can bring back its glory days