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Screen Time

Screen Time (Hardback)

By Jones, Dafydd

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Screen Time explores a variety of social situations, from the mundane to the exalted, and features celebrities, actors, models and even the occasional princess - all glued to their phones

ISBN 9781911422280
Barcode 9781911422280
Published 21 October 2019 by Circa Press
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781911422280
ISBN-10 1911422286
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Circa Press
Imprint Circa Press
Publication Date 21 October 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Jones, Dafydd
Category Special Kinds Of Photography
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 160mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Photography, Artistic, Portrait photography, Documentary photography, Technology and civilization - In art, Technology and civilization - Pictorial works
NBS Text Photography
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 779.2092
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Almost everyone uses a smartphone, and most of us are addicted. In this book, photographer Dafydd Jones shows us just how pervasive our screen addiction has become. In almost every social situation, he shows how the smartphone has killed conversation and changed the way we look at the world. 'In the eighties and nineties', says Jones, 'when I photographed young people at parties or balls, I'd find them chatting each other up, or smooching in corners. Now I see them sneaking looks on their iPhones, checking on their Instagram feeds, or whatever it is they're hooked on. They hardly talk to each other, or make eye contact at all. And it's not just a generational thing - it afflicts the oldies too. Who knows what impact it's having in the bedroom. It's probably a race to see what will wipe out humanity first - global climate change or screen-induced sexual indifference.'

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Dafydd Jones has focused on one of the most dominant elements of the social life of our times - how the smartphone has taken us all over. It is a timely and rather sobering look at this phenomenon, done with his usual eloquence as a photographer. - Martin Parr
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Dafydd Jones (b. 1956) is one of the world's leading social photographers. He decided to become a photographer while studying fine art at university. In 1981 he entered a set of pictures of 'Bright Young Things' in a photography competition run by the Sunday Times Magazine, and was awarded a prize. As a result, he was hired by Tina Brown to photograph balls, debutante dances and weddings for the Tatler. He moved to New York in 1989 - a move helped by generous editors. While there, he worked for the New York Observer, producing feature and news-related pictures, and covered celebrity and society events for Vanity Fair. For his own enjoyment, he also took all the pictures for one issue about New York for Paper magazine. He came back to England in 1996, having watched London becoming 'the centre of the cultural world and the place I wanted to be'. Since returning to London he has had slots in most of the broadsheet newspapers, including the Independent, the Times, and the Sunday Telegraph. His work is held in the collections of: the National Portrait Gallery, London; the Hyman Collection of British Photography, London; the Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol; the Opsis Foundation, New York; and the Yale Museum of British Art. An exhibition of his work from the 1980s, 'Dafydd Jones: The Last Hurrah', was held at The Photographers' Gallery, London, from August to September 2018.

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