The Virtual and the Visual in Ethnography

The Virtual and the Visual in Ethnography

The ethnography I will be conducting for “Picturing the Social’ will be looking at practices of sharing photographs on social media. So is this to be a visual ethnography? A virtual ethnography? Or some kind of combination? Both of these approaches entail different theoretical and…

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Thoughts on writing an ethnography and ‘Picturing the Social’

Thoughts on writing an ethnography and ‘Picturing the Social’

My aim during the ‘Picturing the Social’ project is to research how the members of local online photographic communities explore what constitutes ‘Sheffield’ — a city in the North of England—through the production, consumption and discussion of images. This is therefore not just a study of what…

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