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Фотографирование как разговор (по материалам полевых исследований в Сочи, 2010 – 2014)

Иконникова Н. К., Лазебная К. П.

Photography as conversation (by field study in Sochi, 2010-2014)

The field study realized in Adler region of Sochi during 2010-2014 is the ground of the paper. The main method applied is photo documentary, primarily researchers have done photos, and Photo Voices have been applied, too. Besides, the process of photography appeared to be the way of interaction with local inhabitants involving them in a dialogue with us. The aim was to get their commentaries, to reveal shared by them meanings of landscape and some objects in it. Thus we conducted the conversation about photo in the process of taking pictures. Our respondents influenced on the interpretation of photo images. In some cases photos presented such objects and elements of environments which respondent considered to be (or prefer to do) hidden, invisible.

The authors discuss a number of questions: how photo images may be used to analyze social changes, transformation of social structure, institualization of social practices, adjustment of novelty or resistance to changes. We consider some cases, such as ‘fences’, ‘streets’ building structure’, and ‘resort services’.

Some working materials are available: http://soc.hse.ru/gsoc/olimpobjects/.