Seminar one


www.imagesource.comSEMINAR ONE: Here’s Looking At You: Photographic Practices and Methods 

DATE: Monday 25 January 2010

VENUE: Library Seminar Rooms 1 and 2 (9.45- 17.00) followed by informal drinks and exhibition, Berrill Foyer (17.30- 19.00), The Open University, Milton Keynes

This seminar will examine new and emerging theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches and interpretative processes in photography and explore their value and insights for inequalities research and its successful dissemination. 


9.45  – 10.15  Registration & refreshments

10.20 –10.30  Welcome & introduction

   Helen Lomax, Janet Fink, Gillian Rose, Richenda Gambles & Lisa Whiting 

10.30 – 12.45 Working with historical, ‘found’ and archived images

   Chair: Barbara Harrison (UEL) 


   Ian Grosvenor (Birmingham)

   The School Album: images, insights and inequalities

   Sheena Rolph (OU) 

   Image and ethics: photography in care homes for older people

   Caroline Bressey (UCL) 

   Seeing colour in black and white

12.45 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14.45 Visual cultures

  Chair: John Clarke (OU)

  Speaker: Rosalind Gill (Kings College)

  "Objectification": what is it good for?

14.45 – 15.00  Refreshments

15.00 – 17.00 Working with contemporary images

   Chair: Andrew Wilkins (OU)


   Virginia Morrow (IOE) 

   Using visual methods to elicit young people’s perspectives on their environments: Some

   ideas for community health initiatives

   Alison Pointu (UH)

   Through their eyes:  the use of visual methods to capture the lived experience of ageing

   Wendy Martin (Brunel)

   The use of visual images to elicit insights into ageing bodies, ‘risk’ and everyday life

17.30 – 19.00 Informal drinks and exhibition, Berrill Foyer and Cafe:

  ‘Representing the spaces and places of social inequalities’

  To include:

  Angela Dickinson and Helen Masey (UH) Informal community food provision:

  Enhancing the health and well-being of older people?

  Fiona  Brooks (UH) Digital storytelling in the classroom and children's well-being

  Georgie Holden (OU) Ident:Indent

  Gillian Rose (OU) Milton Keynes's shopping centres: inclusions and exclusions

  Lisa Whiting (UH) Making children’s physical activity visible through participatory photography

  Mel Jeavons, Living Archive

  Julia Johnson and Sheena Rolph (OU)

  Revisiting The Last Refuge: the role of visual images in care homes for older people

  Vicky Lamburn  A photographic glance at Coffee Hall and its environs

  Dawn Raybould, Milton Keynes LINk (Local Involvement Network)

19.00                Seminar close


The seminar will be held The Library Seminar Rooms, The Open University. Directions and other useful information can be found here:

The Library Seminar Rooms are located on the second floor of the library which, is marked on the campus map . It can be found on St Michael’s Drive on the left just past the main entrance and security lodge (off the University roundabout on Brickhill Street/ V10).

The Informal drinks and exhibition will be held at the Berrill Foyer and Cafe located at the main entrance of the Open University (see ‘Berrill Building’ on campus map). 

Contact For further information contact: Dr. Helen Lomax This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it