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Νικόλαος Πουλάκης, Εργαστηριακό Διδακτικό Προσωπικό, Μουσικών Σπουδών, Εθνικό και Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών.
Μαρία Παπαπαύλου, Αναπληρώτρια Kαθηγήτρια, Μουσικών Σπουδών, Εθνικό και Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών.
Παναγιώτης Πούλος, Λέκτορας, Μουσικών Σπουδών, Εθνικό και Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών.
Η εθνογραφική φωτογραφία ως ερευνητικό εργαλείο καταγραφής της μουσικοχορευτικής επιτέλεσης
Ethnographic photography as a research tool for documenting music and dance performance
In the first chapter of this work, a brief overview of the history of ethnographic photography is given, as well as explanations on how photography was included in the ethnographic record by presenting researches of various anthropologists and ethnographers. The use of ethnographic photography is then analyzed in an on-the-spot investigation. There are issues of objectivity and subjectivity, as views emerge that support the objectivity of the photo as a means of recording an event or vice versa. Finally, this chapter also sets out how we can interpret a photo file.
In the second chapter, the use of photography in a dance performance is considered. It also analyzes whether an edited photo can contain objective messages. The link between photography and music is then analyzed through memory and history. This analysis was mainly based on the understanding and description of the symbolic character of photography and recorded music that was subsequently attempted.
The third chapter is an attempt to establish in practice what was stated in the previous two chapters, through the interview conducted with the valuable cooperation of Mrs. Lujacki , former professor of the university of Athens. The opening step of this chapter is to provide some procedural elements of the interview. The first section presents Mrs Lujacki’s field research and some questions are also answered about her ethnographic research. In the second section, based on the first and second chapters, the comment and analysis of Mrs. Lujacki’s photo files take place. Finally, in the fourth chapter it was considered necessary to make an effort to present the conclusions drawn during the interview.
Main subject category:
Fine arts - Entertainment
Ethnographic photography, research tool, music and dance performance, photography analysis
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