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In a world that projects itself through imagery, photography has become an omnipresent representation of our reality. Images that surround us and our living environment are often made underneath the rule of image-making industries, such as stock photography. Companies like Getty Images have often been criticised regarding its generic image production. This voluminous publication delves into a philosophical exploration that attempts to draw connections between Guy Debord’s 'Society of the Spectacle' (1967) and contemporary image production under stock photography companies. By doing so, I make an attempt to speculate what effect the generic image has left on our perception of the world, ourselves and others. 

Text: Annija Muižule
Captions: Shutterstock
Design: Dayna Casey

Annija Muižule 2021