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|Title:||Photographs Leave Home: a Study of the Impacts of Personal Photography Online, 2004-2005|
|Depositor:||Cohen, K., University of Surrey. Department of Sociology|
Cohen, K., University of Surrey. Department of Sociology
Economic and Social Research Council
INCITE Research Group, University of Surrey
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|This qualitative dataset is a collection of 40 open-ended interviews with people who put their personal photographs online. Face-to-face interviews were conducted, through instant messaging (IM) and email. Participants maintain their photographs on photoblogs and on Flickr.com sites. None of them make their primary living from photography.
Personal photographs, previously analysed by sociologists in relation to class, identity, family and domesticity, have acquired new social relevance with the widespread posting of personal photographs on the world wide web, and specifically on web logs or 'blogs'. The research explores how the new presence of millions of personal photographs online is changing how people understand images and themselves through images, and conversely, how those photographs are changing the way space on the internet is understood and used. By synthesising sociological literature on photography and the internet, the research contributes to academic discourse on the sociality of photographs. By working in collaboration with designers of photographic technologies, the research expands the range of sociology and contributes to the creation of new technologies and new design processes.
Further information about the study can be found on the depositor's web site Photos Leave Home
Topics covered in the interviews include the respondent's photography,
other people's photographs, photoblogs, the internet community, their own web site. Links to the photoblogs are contained within some interviews.
|Time period:||01 September 2004 - 01 October 2005|
No spatial unit
Individuals in the United Kingdom who put their personal photographs on the internet between 2004 and 2005
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
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|Number of units:||40 interviews|
|Method of data collection:||
Instant Messaging (IM); Email survey
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|First edition:||23 March 2007|
|Copyright:||Copyright K. Cohen|
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