Towards a Philosophy of Photography

Black Box of Social Media,

Archival Inkjet Print, 14x21”,



Social media networks are combinations of a number of black box theories: computers, algorithms, cameras, human nature, etc. Parsing out the different layers is like describing what the world rests on: It’s just Instagrams all the way down.


“The camera functions on behalf of the photographic industry, which functions on behalf of the industrial complex, which functions on behalf of the socio-economic apparatus, and so on. The question of ownership of the apparatus is therefore irrelevant; the real issue here is who develops the program.” p.29-30