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Sulphur Springs Service Learning Project 2011 Part Two

Willie Streeter & Dewaun Mays

Willie Streeter & Dewaun Mays. Photo by Margaret Allsopp.

Elders brought in photos to share with youth.  The photos were scanned digitally for the museum archives.  The methodological approach used in this project was photo elicitation.

The thrill found in a photograph comes from the onrush of memory.  This is obvious when it’s a picture of something we once knew.  That House we lived in.  Mother when young.  But in another sense, we once knew everything we recognize in any photo.

Douglas Harper
2002  “Talking about pictures:  a case for photo elicitation.” Visual Studies. 17(1).

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