Last summer we ran a 12-part series called ‘photo/stories from the field’. You can read the entries
. The photo/stories from the field are back again this summer with another instalment of 12 photo-stories running from today until mid-September.
The photo/stories draws on the multimodal method we developed for working with the children and the visual data we generated together. You can see the outcome of that method here
. The photo/stories from the field series, as you’ll find it on the blog, belongs to a tradition of ethnographic writing that documents and communicates fragments of experience, moments of engaging in fieldwork and in our case, being with the study children and their parents over a three-year period. We are particularly keen to capture something of the messiness of fieldwork and as such, the photo/stories are written fairly informally in the style of what cultural theorist calls récits
, short stories or anecdotes often told to amuse, entertain, warn, intrigue, or in other ways impart knowledge and experience. As such, the photo/stories are intended to give a glimpse into the research processes and our experiences of doing the fieldwork. This summer we have themed the photo/stories. The series starts of with writing on different aspects of our methodology, as well as exploring emotionality and liminality of fieldwork experiences.
Photo/stories from the field methods, emotions and liminality starts next Wednesday 13 June.