Smile, You’re On Camera

A man smiling for the camera

By Fiifi Dzansi

‘Smile, you’re on camera’ was a sticker I saw stuck to a vehicle’s dashboard.
A smile brings sunshine to any photograph.

With the widespread of digital tech, we’re all on camera.
CCTVs hang around city spaces and in front of homes, giving us a constant stare.
People can take photos of us without our knowledge.
We’ve willingly handed over the keys to our privacy to the tech companies.

It’ll not be an exaggeration to say that the internet knows us more than our parents ever will.

Absolute privacy is a luxury most of us can’t afford.

Wherever we are, whether in public or in a secret corner of our home – it’s safe to say: “Smile, you’re on camera.”