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Boring, trivial and dubious: Photographing place and the construction of meaning

Campbell, Jim; Allen, Paul

Authors

Paul Allen



Abstract

Looking specifically at the Dorset coast; a place designated a 'world heritage site' and replete with cultural discourse such as the novels of Thomas Hardy, the photographs of Paul Nash and the history of the south coast holiday trade. This paper used material from local and national photographic archives alongside contemporary practice, in order to understand how a network of visual factors shape a sense of place formerly established by factors such as literature, the tourist imagination and the English landscape tradition.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Apr 16, 2009
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Campbell, J., & Allen, P. (2009, April). Boring, trivial and dubious: Photographing place and the construction of meaning. Paper presented at Framing Time and Place: Repeats and Returns in Photography
Keywords landscape, photography, framing, place


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