Smile! The Nation’s Family Album w/t (1 x 60′) – In today’s digital age, the classic family photo album has become an object of nostalgic affection. But its more than just a collection of sentimental snapshots. Celebrating everyday moments and shared experiences – from birthdays to weddings, first days at school to teenage parties – amateur photography offers an intimate portrait of Britain’s post-war social history. And each generation had a different camera to tell their story.
From Teddy Boys in photo booths to family holidays captured on Kodachrome, this film reveals the images and the cameras which preserved our most precious memories. Discovering how new technologies and evolving social attitudes inspired the nation to pick up a camera, the film charts a journey from the Box Brownie to Instagram, offering a touching portrait of our changing lives, taken not by the professional photographer but on our own cameras.