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 6: Archives and Digital Resources
Archives and Digital Resources
Photo research often involves archival work and, increasingly, the use of digital photographic databases. This chapter focuses on the opportunities and issues that researchers encounter when using these resources. It extends the discussion of photographic practices started in Chapter 5 by ...