Skip to content

Oral History, Photography

October 4, 2011

This blog began as a way to share stories and photographs about the women who served in the WAVES of World War II. We’ve veered from that a bit recently, but today we wanted to get back on topic (of sorts).

A new book is out on the topic of oral history and photography. Shameless plug: Homefront Heroines director Kathleen Ryan has a chapter in the book. She talks about how the women she’s interviewed use photographs to help in their storytelling – and how certain photographs, like stories, can become a part or our memories (and that storytelling when used with photographs can make the memory “stick” even more firmly than without). There are a lot of other really interesting essays in the book as well.

Kind of what we’re doing here in the blog, no?

Advertisements
No comments yet

What are you thinking?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: