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Article

Collective and Collected Memory: Photography as Family History Reclamation in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia

Visual Ethnography. 2018. Vol. 7. No. 2. P. 45-60.

The article compares social functions and perspectives of family memory in the era of traditional media and that of user generated content through Web 2.0. It focuses on different forms of social interaction and connection facilitated by online photo sharing practices in contrast to the more static practices of printing photographs. The matter concerns interaction of photographs and family memory. The idea is that the photographs posted on the Web are imbedded in communication, especially verbal, differently from the way they were before the era of Web 2.0. They differently shape the space of interpersonal communication and how family members talk about and visually construct the past.