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.

Researching Photographic Practices

There is a tendency to assume that the value of photos lies in what they depict, but much can be learned from photographic practices, that is how and why photos are made, presented, used, circulated, stored and reused in particular social and historical contexts and what these practices mean to the people and ...

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