A Second Look: Exploring Repeat Photography Across the American Landscape

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Historical Geography Specialty Group, Cultural Geography Specialty Group
Organizers: William Wyckoff
Chairs: William Wyckoff

Description

This session samples some of the ways in which historical and cultural geographers are using repeat photography in their research. Five case studies--drawn from varied localities across the American landscape--help illustrate some of the rewards and challenges associated with doing repeat photography in the digital age. These examples suggest the varied sources of historical images available for research, some of the practical challenges associated with this research method, and some of the different ways in which photo comparisons can be used in constructing our narratives about the past.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes
Presenter William Wetherholt*, Frostburg State University, Retracing Lacock’s Footsteps on The National Road 20
Presenter Matthew Fockler*, Augustana College, Two Views on the Mississippi: Repeat Photography and an Analysis of Social-Ecological Change on the Upper Mississippi River Since the 9-Foot Channel Project 20
Presenter Yolonda Youngs*, Idaho State University - Pocatello, ID, Rivers Across Time: The Value of Repeat Photography for Historical Geography Research 20
Presenter William Wyckoff*, Montana State University, Riding Shotgun with Norman Wallace: Rephotographing the Arizona Landscape 20
Presenter Michael Amundson*, Northern Arizona University, Revisiting the Grand Circle: Rephotographing Clyde A. McCoy’s Southwest Stereo Images in Digital 3D 20

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