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June 11, 2005

From The Box Brownie to the Camera Phone

by Darla

For 3 months the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego (MoPA) will be holding an interesting exhibition on imagery. Snapshot- From The Box Brownie to the Camera Phone opens tonight and will run until September 18th.

The interesting concept behind this exhibit is to explore the world of imagery in the eyes of the amateur photographer. Focusing on the simplicity of images such as family snapshots, random images, and the introduction of camera phone images.

Alongside original black and white and color snapshots from the 1920s to the 1960s, MoPA adds a 21st century spin to this exhibition: a 'live feed' of camera phone images from textamerica.com will be displayed on three screens within the gallery. The exhibition asks the audience to evaluate how we picture and preserve notions of ourselves, our culture, our pasts, and a fuller investigation of the word "image."

I know this is a special event for Textamerica, so I asked Chris Hoar, Founder and COO just how he felt knowing that TextAmerica has contributed to the History of imagery.

It's an exciting time to be involved in multimedia in general, the image and the video have now been set free. The fact that pictures and videos can now be instantly distributed globally will totally change the way we get information and who we get it from.  It's always good to shake things up and if Textamerica has played a small part in that then it has been our privilege.

Textamerica.com is a pioneer in mobile blogging (moblog) technology, enabling non-technical people to professionally publish content, instantly to the web, from any web-enabled device and providing advanced users with state of the art technology and easy to use web based applications.

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