Doing Family Photography

Doing Family Photography

by Gillian Rose
     
 

ISBN-10: 075467732X

ISBN-13: 9780754677321

Pub. Date: 04/16/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Family photography, a ubiquitous domestic tradition in the developed world, is now more popular than ever thanks to the development of digital photography. Once uploaded to PCs and other gadgets, photographs may be stored, deleted, put in albums, sent to relatives and friends, retouched, or put on display. Moreover, in recent years family photographs are more

Overview

Family photography, a ubiquitous domestic tradition in the developed world, is now more popular than ever thanks to the development of digital photography. Once uploaded to PCs and other gadgets, photographs may be stored, deleted, put in albums, sent to relatives and friends, retouched, or put on display. Moreover, in recent years family photographs are more frequently appearing in public media: on posters, in newspapers and on the Internet, particularly in the wake of disasters like 9/11, and in cases of missing children. Here, case study material drawn from the UK offers a deeper understanding of both domestic family photographs and their public display. Recent work in material culture studies, geography, and anthropology is used to approach photographs as objects embedded in social practices, which produce specific social positions, relations and effects. Also explored are the complex economies of gifting and exchange amongst families, and the rich geographies of domestic and public spaces into which family photography offers an insight.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754677321
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/16/2010
Series:
Re-materialising Cultural Geography Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction; How to look at family photographs: practices, objects, subjects and places; What is done with family snaps?; What happens with this doing? Family, domestic space and mothering; The circulation of family photographs in the visual economy; Family photos going public; The politics of sentiment: picturing the missing and the dead in London, July 2005; Looking again, ethically, at family snaps in the mass media; Conclusions: family photographs, domestic and public, and the contemporary visual economy; Bibliography; Index.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >