Portraying the divide city. Photographing the Belfast peacelines | Ballif | Visual Ethnography

Portraying the divide city. Photographing the Belfast peacelines

Florine Ballif

Abstract


In my research on the Belfast peacelines, which sought to understand the process behind their construction, photography was used as an investigative tool to locate devices, analyse the transformation of the urban environment and describe the materiality of place. In this article, I question the links between photography and other types of data and whether it is possible to achieve a descriptive neutrality in "research" pictures, in contrast to an aesthetic that is supposedly specific to art photography

Keywords


Belfast; photography; peacelines; conflict; planning

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12835/ve2014.1-0031

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ISSN Print 2499-9288
ISSN Online 2281-1605
Publisher Altrimedia Edizioni
Patronage University of Basilicata, Italy
Web Leonardo Di Benedetto



Periodico registrato presso il Tribunale di Matera, numero di registrazione 2/2014