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Photography and Public History: Facing New Challenges
Duval, Cécile mailto [University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Center for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) > >]
Ninth International Conference on the Image
03-04 November 2018
Common Ground Research Networks
Hong Kong
[en] photography ; public history ; sources
[en] Photography, together with written material, is one of the traditional communication channels of public history. Written material on its own, especially in our predominantly visual era, can often fail to convey the desired message; but images on their own can be misunderstood if no text is added to place them in the context. The scientific use of photograph requires the contextualisation of images by verified data. With the growth of sources in the field of public history, it is vital to constantly check and compare any available data about images because it could be tempted to play on the emotions generated by some photographs to elicit a stronger reaction from the public. This is ignoring the fact that reinterpreting a photo in this way is essentially the same as rewriting history.
Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) > Public History and Outreach (PHO)
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