Research Method- Visual Ethnography

Study and interpretation of social organisations and cultures in everyday life

Ethnography is the study and interpretation of social organisations and cultures in everyday life. It is a research-based methodology, and when this research is conducted using photography, video or film, it is called visual ethnography- Tate.org.uk

  • Involves mainly field work
  • It can be non- participant observation or participant observation
    • Non- participant- as unobtrusive as possible, taken from afar. No contact with the subject. No active participation
    • Participant – aim is to gain a close and intimate familiarity with a given group of individuals (such as a religious, occupational, sub cultural group, or a particular community) and their practices through an intensive involvement with people in their cultural environment, usually over an extended period of time.
  • Uses visual media to document research
  • Jeremy Deller- Battle of Orgreave

Bibliography 

http://www.tate.org.uk/learn/online-resources/glossary/e/ethnography-visual

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Participant_observation

http://www.jeremydeller.org/TheBattleOfOrgreave/TheBattleOfOrgreave_Video.php

 

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