What happens when you put toddlers BEHIND the camera? Swedish researchers find out

While adùlts might ùse photography as a way of docùmenting their lives, perfectly positioning their food in a restaùrant to get an Instagrammable layoùt, the children ùsed cameras as a way of discovering the world, more interested in the experience than the end prodùct.

“What surprised me most during the research was how the children used photography not only to see or photograph the world, but also to discover it. I used the term ‘viewing apparatus’,” Lena O Magnusson, a researcher at the University of Gävle who led the project, told The Local.