Visualizing the mountain: The photographer as ethnographer in the marble quarries of Carrara

Alison Leitch*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper explores the meaning of work in the marble quarries of Carrara through a comparison of different kinds of visual knowledge. Contrasting quarry workers' perceptions of the material environment with the landscape images produced by photographers, the paper develops an analysis of photography as an evocative practice that potentially connects us to the experience and history of quarry work. The paper thus suggests new cross-disciplinary openings for understanding the interpretive practices of visual artists as ethnographers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-429
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Modern Italian Studies
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Carrara
  • Phenomenology
  • Photography
  • Visual anthropology
  • Work

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Visualizing the mountain: The photographer as ethnographer in the marble quarries of Carrara'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this