The second, thoroughly revised and expanded, edition of The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods presents a wide-ranging exploration and overview of the field today. As in its first edition, the Handbook does not aim to present a consistent view or voice, but rather to exemplify diversity and contradictions in perspectives and techniques. The selection of chapters from the first edition have been fully updated to reflect current developments. New chapters to the second edition cover key topics including picture-sorting techniques, creative methods using artefacts, visual framing analysis, therapeutic uses of images, and various emerging digital technologies and online practices. At the core of all contributions are theoretical and methodological debates about the meanings and study of the visual, presented in vibrant accounts of research design, analytical techniques, fieldwork encounters and data presentation. This handbook presents a unique survey of the discipline that will be essential reading for scholars and students across the social and behavioural sciences, arts and humanities, and far beyond these disciplinary boundaries. The Handbook is organized into seven main sections: PART 1: FRAMING THE FIELD OF VISUAL RESEARCH; PART 2: VISUAL AND SPATIAL DATA PRODUCTION METHODS AND TECHNOLOGIES; PART 3: PARTICIPATORY AND SUBJECT-CENTERED APPROACHES; PART 4: ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORKS AND PERSPECTIVES; PART 5: MULTIMODAL AND MULTISENSORIAL RESEARCH; PART 6: RESEARCHING ONLINE PRACTICES; and PART 7: COMMUNICATING THE VISUAL: FORMATS AND CONCERNS.

The Therapeutic Use of Photography: Phototherapy and Therapeutic Photography1

The therapeutic use of photography: phototherapy and therapeutic photography
Del Loewenthal

Introduction

‘What is photography for? Can it change our minds?’ So starts a review (Dalley, 2008) applauding the power of photography in a Parisian exhibition on sustainable developments and environmental issues (the International Prix Pictet Exhibition – Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Oct/Nov, 2008). This chapter explores the therapeutic use of photographs in facilitating sustainable personal developments through various professional practices. Both phototherapy and therapeutic photography will be considered as research methods in their own right – carrying them out is the research. An introduction to these approaches will be provided in the first part of this chapter. However, in the second part ...

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