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August 13, 2023

Feet, Feet, and Feet

Photography that is done by amateurs to capture everyday life is called snapshot photography. Speaking more broadly, if a photograph is taken for non-artistic purposes, such as to document family life, or for commercial, scientific, forensic, or government purposes, it is called vernacular photography.

The rise of snapshot and vernacular photography would not have been possible without the emergence of cameras such as the Eastman Kodak Company’s Kodak camera in the late 19th century. By the mid-20th century, handheld cameras like the Kodak’s Brownie and Polaroid cameras became a staple in many American households for the documentation of birthdays, graduations, weddings, and other family events. Here are some interesting snapshots of people taking their feet, just for fun.

1 comment:

  1. The development of cameras like the Kodak camera made by the Eastman Kodak Company in the late 1800s was essential to the birth of snapshot and vernacular photography.




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