Photography as an Art-Based Research Method

Chapter

Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to examine the potential of photography as a means of art and to introduce the different genres of photo-narratives, documentary photography and portraiture that researchers can employ to collect data. While the chapter helps to inform social researchers about the choices they make when doing photographic research, it is also a reminder that when researchers use photographs to collect data, they simultaneously engage in acts of producing art.

Keywords

Narratives Documentary Portraiture 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Curtin UniversityPerthAustralia
  2. 2.Curtin Business SchoolPerthAustralia

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