Jane Birkin, Rima Chahrour, Sunil Manghani

Looking at Images: A Researcher’s Guide



What does it really mean to be engaged in visual methods and image research? While there has been an explosion of interest in visual culture, image studies, creative methods and imaging techniques, support and skills development remains relatively limited. Where training does refer to visual methodologies they are often deemed heuristic or supplementary, and institutional guidelines tend only to prompt caution. What has been missing is a more creative and challenging ‘picture’ of the image in and as research.

This online publication showcases a wide range of topics and approaches. They include case studies of individual research projects; overviews of practical methods and technologies; and representation from different perspectives of practice and non-practice-based research, and from within and beyond the arts and humanities.

There is a certain irony in presenting a ‘researcher’s guide’. However, there is no intension to offer here a definitive guide for the researcher. Instead, it is hoped this open publication acts as a prompt to continue to ‘imagine’ what image research might look like. As a living archive, this publication welcomes new article submissions at any time.

Contents include:

Georgina Binnie, Work in Progress: James Joyce and Photographic Images

Jane Birkin, Patrons-watch-an-activist-004.jpg

Mihaela Brebenel, Nous Sommes Toujours Avec / We Are Always With (2014): Provisional Title for a Study Film

Rima Chahrour, Various Islamic Greetings

Christina Duffy, Visualising our Cultural Heritage: Why Science Shouldn’t Get Lost in Digitisation

James Elkins, Some Thoughts on the Dissemination of the Practice-Led PhD Around the World

Verina Gfader, Assembly: Corrective Unrest and Image Instruments

Sunil Manghani, An Ecology of Images

Phaedra Shanbaum, Camille Utterback and Untitled 5

Joanna Zylinska, Curating / Open / Images

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