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The Spectacle of Social Reform: Tracing the history of the photographic slideshow

Pollard, Jennifer (2011) The Spectacle of Social Reform: Tracing the history of the photographic slideshow. In: PARC Research Seminar in the History, Theory and Practice of Photography, 16th March 2011, LCC. (Submitted)

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Pollard, Jennifer
Description:

This paper begins with a discussion of contemporary ‘multimedia slideshows’ or ‘photofilms’ increasingly used in campaigns by the humanitarian/NGO sector. One reason for the popularity of this means of communication is its particular power in combining photographs and words to tell individual’s stories. While there is a tendency within the sector to see these tools as highly innovative and even radical, the roots of multimedia slideshows in fact lie in projection apparatuses dating back as far as the seventeenth century; specifically the ‘magic lantern’.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: photojournalism, documentary photography
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Research Centres/Networks > Photography & the Archive Research Centre (PARC)
Date: 12 May 2011
Event Location: LCC
Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011), PARC Research Seminar in the History, Theory and Practice of Photography
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2011 14:18
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2011 14:18
Item ID: 3105
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/3105

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