Using Photographs in Social and Historical Research
- Penny Tinkler - University of Manchester, UK, The University of Manchester, UK
Social Research Methods | Visual Communication | Visual Culture (General)
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.
It is brilliant to have a whole book that is focused entirely on the use of photographs and photo images. This book will serve to generate new research about photo practices.
This textbook is a valuable addition to a course on qualitative research.