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.
|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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