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 9: Photo-Interviews: Listening to Talk About Photos
Photo-Interviews: Listening to Talk About Photos
Listening to what people have to say about photos is an increasingly popular method in social and historical research, known widely as ‘photo-interviewing’ or ‘photo-elicitation’. But what is the purpose of using photos in interviews, what do they contribute? And how can researchers make sense of what people say ...