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The Second Gaze: How the Panopticon Permutes Photographic Practices and Promotes Private Personae

Currently we are in a golden age of photography-- we consume and create more photos each year than in the first century of photography.  It has quite literally never in history been easier to use our individual, personal gaze and make photographic images and to share them with people around the globe-- forever visible.  We are adapted to be aware of a Second Gaze, that of the judging public at large, which by the nature of the current internet is not bound by proximity of space or time. I suspect this has changed the nature of how we create and think about personal photography, how we see ourselves, and encourages us to find privacy by masking our true selves. 

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