Capturing neighborhood images through photography | Schoepfer | Visual Ethnography

Capturing neighborhood images through photography

Isabelle Schoepfer


This paper seeks to present and discuss a specific methodological approach based on photography, which draws on a method that combines auto-photography during photo-walks with photo-elicitation interviews. The method was used in the framework of a study that explored how families, living in the city of Geneva, Switzerland, make sense of their everyday practiced space, and how this informs us on knowledge about neighbourhood images in the context of lived space. The paper discusses the roles, benefits and challenges of the combined use of words and pictures, as well as the practice of taking pictures as a research tool and practice


visual methods; auto-photography; photo-elicitation; photo-walk; neighborhood images

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ISSN Print 2499-9288
ISSN Online 2281-1605
Publisher Edizioni Museo Pasqualino
Patronage University of Basilicata, Italy
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Periodico registrato presso il Tribunale di Palermo con numero di registrazione 1/2023