Sophisticated, original and comprehensive, this book investigates photographic research practices and the conceptual and theoretical issues that underpin them.
Using international case studies and ‘behind the scenes’ interviews, Penny Tinkler sets out research practices and explores the possibilities, and challenges, of working with different methods and photographic sources.
The book guides the reader through all aspects of doing photographic research including practical issues and ethical considerations. Key topics include:
Working with images; Generating photos in research; Managing large archives and digital databases; Reviewing personal photos; Photo-elicitation interviews
Written in a clear, accessible style, this dynamic book is essential reading for students and researchers working with photographs in history and the social sciences.
Chapter 2: Image Work: Five Lines of Enquiry
Image Work: Five Lines of Enquiry
Image work is usually an important, and often vital, aspect of using photos in research. This applies even to studies that are concerned principally with what people do with photos, because how people use photos is shaped partly by who or what is depicted in them. Image work is also a feature ...