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This 'People Taking Pictures of Pictures’ Series is Worrisome

By: Farida Helmy - Published: Jun 29, 2014 • References: recksik and vice
This ‘pictures of people taking pictures of pictures’ photo series was bound to happen. We live in an era that is characterized by a technology-crazed world where words like “selfie” and “LOL” have made it into the dictionary. And no not the slang dictionaries readily available online, but the official ones like Oxford. So it was about time that a series came along that poignantly captures how our phones have become our lifelines—and how we as a generation feel the need to document every single thing and share it on social media.

The ‘pictures of people taking pictures of pictures’ photo series was captured by photographer Carsten Recksik when he was visiting the Art Basel in Hong Kong.

“Sharing images on social media is a phenomenon we’ve all grown used to by now, but in Hong Kong, it seemed that art was only looked at through the lens of a camera,” says Recksik.