(Dis)connected is a street photography-influenced examination of technological dependence on a college campus. Inspired by Gary Turk’s poem Look Up, these photographs focus on students distracted by their devices while participating in campus life.
Critics of the social media age focus on the distance created by a dependence on technology. While this concern is valid, our digital devices also provide connection to the world well beyond our immediate community. The ability to connect you in an instant to information and people across the globe makes modern cell phones a staple of our society.
As you view the images in (Dis)connected, I invite you to listen to Gary Turk’s poem and reflect on your own cell phone use.