Shieferstein, Ava. Untitled in “Beach Photography”. 2020.
These poor-departed images define a specific gap in photographic and visual hierarchies.
Considering the proximity to the era when point-and-shoots were the popular consumerist
camera and the psychological attachment one has to the visual culture surrounding them during
their developmental stages, there is an aesthetic-cultural rise in this kind of image. It is a
different image than the images that were actually made in the early 2000’s because of the
influence of the internet in late-capitalism on our current-visuality. It is an attempt at working
retrospectively to understand and offer up the visuality of violence that we experienced, one that
we never understood as violence before; it is the violence in the subliminal. A digital photograph
has shapeshifting abilities. Unlike an analog photograph, one can zoom into a digital photograph