In an article for the Financial Times, author Charles Fernyhough describes some of the thoughts he had as he captured his daughter’s history for his book The Baby in the Mirror. He says that today’s child is videoed, photographed, posted on Facebook and tweeted about endlessly and asks how this generation has been shaped, enhanced or harmed by their exposure to digital image-making.

In the early days the movie camera was saved “for best” (special events and family celebrations), [now] it is increasingly used to record everyday activities, particularly when the subjects are babies or when children themselves are doing the recording.

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