As a member of the Collecting Social Photo (CoSoPho) team Kajsa has through 2017-2020 explored the challenges for museums and archives in collecting social digital photography. The project has performed eleven case studies focusing on photographic practices, places and events. The case studies have given valuable insight into the process of collecting and the challenges met by different types of collecting initiatives.
The CoSoPho project has also developed a prototype web app for collecting social digital photography that has allowed for detailed discussions on the different steps in a collecting inititiative, the impact of technology and how this connects with current work practices and digital infrastructures in museums and archives.
The CoSoPho project has also produced recommendations for collecting of social digital photography, which are available in the anthology Connect to Collect from March 19, 2020.
Anni Wallenius works as Chief Collections Curator at The Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, Finland. Her background lies in art history and museology. In her work she is interested in finding new methods and practices to bring photography collections, collecting and audiences together in meaningful, relevant ways.