Art on the run: Ubiquitous mobility and the camera phone

Over the past decade, cameras have colonised the mobile phone. Just as no phone is complete today without a camera, more phone cameras are sold today than any other kind of camera. Indeed, the mobile phone company who can now claim to be the world's largest camera maker, Nokia, has reportedly put more cameras into people’s hands than in the whole previous history of photography. Apple can’t be far behind. The upshot is that these days most of us in the developed world carry at least one camera at all times, capable not only of recording and displaying images but also instantly sharing them, via the Internet or messaging services.

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