London is a city divided by the Thames, but united by its bridges, which allow people to navigate the city. An exhibition at theMuseum of London Docklands displays rare archive photographs. See more photos
The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben taken from the south side of the River Thames near Westminster bridge in 1965. Photograph: Henry Grant
With parents flooding their camera phones with hundreds of photos — from loose teeth to hissy fits to each step in the potty training process — how might the ubiquity of photos change childhood memories?
Maryanne Garry, a psychology professor at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, is trying to figure that out. For years, she’s studied the effects of photography on our childhood memories.
"I think that the problem is that people are giving away being in the moment," she says.
Those parents at the park taking all those photos are actually paying less attention to the moment, she says, because they’re focused on the act of taking the photo.