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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?

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