Friday, February 08, 2013

Rephotography -- from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Rephotography has also been a useful visual method for researchers in sociology and communication to understand social change. Three main approaches are common -- photographs of places, participants, or activities, functions, or processes -- with scholars examining elements of continuity. This method is advantageous to studying social change due to the capacity of cameras to record scenes with greater completeness and speed, to document detailed complexities at a single time, and to capture images in an unobtrusive manner. Repeating photographs offer 'subtle cues about the changing character of social life.'"

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