Catherine Zuromskis, author of Snapshot Photography, argues that snapshot photos are not meaningless and too ubiquitous, but part of a cultural ritual.
In a recent essay, Zuromskis also briefly touched on Camera Restricta and explained why amateur photographers might be just fine without my camera after all:
My project looked at snapshot photography as documentation ad infinitum. Seeing it as an endeavour to “craft our identity through a constellation of images” opens up for new investigations.
Can you systemize identity creation through photos? Do certain times or places carry in their photographic motive a specific ideology or identity? And if so, can this be manipulated through interventions to the site, e.g. as a means of urban planning?