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As we know, we live in a world saturated with images. Yet, we keep on overfeeding it with more photographs, for the most part useless, that get lost in the sea of pictures. The issue of the image cannot be addressed without considering the mutation of our system, in particular the critic influence of the internet and the omnipresence of social media. Drowning in algorithms and databases, we now allow computers to manage our wishes, tastes and decisions.
Easily accessible to all, all published images suffer from the same status flaw. They no longer have an owner and are anyone’s property. Personal archives have become universal ones. The snapshots of our lives all look alike. Banks of images on all subjects are at our disposal. Even the best kept secrets of history are now mostly disseminated.