Children's Use of New Technology for Picture-Taking

  • Ruth Garner
  • Yong Zhao
  • Mark Gillingham


Photographs are often associated with children: People have children, they take pictures of them. We don't very often think about children as picture-takers, but our recent work has moved us in that direction. As part of an interest in children's use of new technology, we have studied children's picture-taking with new camera, computer, and Web technology. In this article, we discuss why and how children take pictures. We also discuss the issue of photofakery.
How to Cite
Garner, R., Zhao, Y., & Gillingham, M. (2002). Children’s Use of New Technology for Picture-Taking. First Monday, 7(9).