During six years of studying photography at an art academy my interest has moved away from the “pure” photograph and focused up on the snapshots that people take of family, friends, holidays, vacations, and group images. Snapshots have an enormous value for the person who is either a part of, or somehow related to, the people or place that has been photographed. But how does a photograph get this value? Why is photography such a fascinating medium? The work in this series, titled “In the Shadow of Photography”, is a visual essay on photography that attempts to answer these questions. The work consists of three chapters. The first is searching for the specifics of photography; the second investigates photographic world;