Melissa Nolas describes the use of postcards and polaroids as a cultural intervention to challenge the dominant cultural narratives of childhoodRead More
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Melissa Nolas explores how the use of photography and anonymous portraits helped to overcome some of the challenges in the ethics of representationRead More
Early in the research we provided each child with an inexpensive digital photographic camera to use as part of the data production. The idea was that children would make pictures of their everyday, as well as pictures of things that matter to them – the idea that was driving most of our data collection activities …Read More
Visual methods were at the heart of the multimodal ethnography used in the Connectors Study. In our second visit to family homes we gave each child a small Nikon digital camera, and rechargeable battery pack. We gave children a basic tour of their new cameras and left them with the brief of taking photographs of …Read More