IMA Vol.24: “It” Photographers in Millenials
It is said that capitalist growth and globalization have already reached a breaking point; it also seems unlikely that opposing ideologies of superpowers will be reconciled any time soon. The Internet and social networking sites have dramatically altered human communication, but fake news and fears of terrorist acts have become commonplace and the world has been overtaken by a sense of irresolvable uncertainty.
Race, gender, identity, diversity, immigration, conflicts, technological development, and institutions of family and religion have produced both merits and demerits. In a time when conventional values have been dramatically shaken, “millennials” are directly confronting issues both new and lingering from the previous century.
Will photography surmount these issues? In this section, we focus on the photographic practices of a new generation, who, despite being young and unworldly, have armed themselves with images to resolutely face a complex set of social and political problems.