The history of photography in cutlure and everyday life
Photo London, which opens at Somerset House next week, is a kind of Glastonbury for photography, in attitude if not in scale. As well as a showcase for hundreds of photographers, it features talks and events looking at the deep impact the medium has had on our lives. One of those speaking is Annebella Pollen, an academic and expert on mass amateur photography (the kind any of us with a smart phone partakes in). She talked to us earlier this week about the stories that pictures tell, and why it’s so important when looking at people's photos to think about “the eye behind the viewfinder”.