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Restorative justice, photography…and theory

Matczak, Anna (2015) Restorative justice, photography…and theory. Researching Sociology (14 Dec 2015). Blog.

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Around this time last year I became interested in photography. I bought my first DSLR camera and began to explore things like ISO, shutter, aperture etc. While my very first photography experiences were rather random, it is only recently I started asking myself why it is that I revel in photography and what taking pictures means to me? So I cast my mind back to a conversation I had with my dear cousin the other day, who said that taking pictures makes you pause for a moment. As trivial as it may sound, it was a spot-on observation. Due to my work and studies I have long been exposed to a plethora of mind stretching stimuli. However I would often either keep these thoughts and observations unexplored in my mind or simply let them drift away. Also, for the past 12 years I have lived in vibrant but equally debilitating cities where very frequently it has been a struggle to find the time and to give meaning to what surrounds me. My cousin’s remark helped me to understand why I enjoy taking pictures and now I know that this is mainly because I have to stop, set the scene for discovery and then visualise my analytical exploration. And in my own amateurish way I always hope to get a picture that is worth a thousand words.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/researchingsociology/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
T Technology > TR Photography
Sets: Collections > LSE Researching Sociology Blog
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2017 13:19
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2017 13:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/82308

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