This paper considers the photographic act as an affective and affirmative encounter—a reflexive, embodied, and relational community engagement that may produce a rupture in our habitual modes of thinking. The author uses the Deleuzo-Guattarian concept of the nomadic weapon to consider how the camera may become an affective trigger for self-reflexivity, catalyzing the potential of nomadic thinking in a participatory frame. By transposing uses of photography as visual research method across cultural geography, visual anthropology, sociology, and arts-based educational research, the author discusses shifts in the function of photography from a practice emphasizing image production to an embodied and performative approach to community engagement. Using a photographic encounter with a local taco stand as an example, the piece considers the pedagogical potential of engaging with unfamiliar spaces as a participatory and reflexive photographic process.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||International Journal of Education and the Arts|
|State||Published - Sep 8 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Visual Arts and Performing Arts
- Literature and Literary Theory