The Photograph as Network
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snapshots, cultural memory, visual culture, ANT, tourism

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Wiegand, Frauke. 2017. “The Photograph As Network: Tracing – Disentangling – Relating: ANT As a Methodology in Visual Culture Studies”. Akademisk Kvarter | Academic Quarter, nr. 15 (oktober):54-66. https://doi.org/10.5278/ojs.ak.v0i15.2691.

Resumé | Abstract

Inspired by actor-network theory (ANT), this article develops a theoretical framework for grasping the dynamic visual work of cultural memory. It introduces three sensitizing concepts derived from Latourian actor-network methodology, namely entanglement, relationality, and traceability, operationalizing them as methodological tools for reading the net-work of images. The objects of study are two visitor snapshots of the photographic exhibition, The Story of Soweto, at the famous Regina Mundi Church in Soweto, South Africa. I demonstrate that, when slightly adjusted for research engaging with visual materials, Latourian concepts are indeed productive for analyzing visual material and visual practices at memorial sites.

https://doi.org/10.5278/ojs.ak.v0i15.2691
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