Images for change: community development, community arts and photography

Purcell, R. (2009) Images for change: community development, community arts and photography. Community Development Journal, 44(1), pp. 111-122. (doi: 10.1093/cdj/bsm031)

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This article explores how community development objectives can be achieved through critical photographic practice. It summarizes the literature relating to community arts practice and its potential for social regeneration. Photography is then located within this context and explored as a critical practice, with particular attention being given to photo-elicitation, photo-novella and photovoice methods. The literature is discussed and analysed to explore how far critical photographic practice can meet the objectives of community development.

Item Type:Articles (Other)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Purcell, Mr Rod
Authors: Purcell, R.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
Journal Name:Community Development Journal
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN (Online):1468-2656
Published Online:19 September 2007
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2009 Oxford University Press
First Published:First published in Community Development Journal 44(1):111-122
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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