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IVSA Conference Presentation 2013

Vincent O'Brien, Kenesh Dzhusupov, Tamara Kudaibergenova.

The Llama Keyhole

Working across cultures: Autonomy, Moral Agency and Consent in Kyrgyz Culture.




Seeing Cities Change: Local Culture and Class (Ashgate 2012)

Jerome Krase

Informal Township, Capetown, South Africa, 2000

In this book I bring together visual work on urban communities that I had been doing long before I had even heard of Visual Sociology, as well as after my encounters with the International Visual Sociology Association. As John Grady might have phrased it -- almost 50 years of doing urban sociology visually.


Researching Everyday Lives

Vincent O'Brien

Talking with students and local people

Researching Everyday Lives was produced as part of a multi disciplinary study into health and well being in rural communities in Kazakhstan. 


The Amazons First Ladies Fire Brigade, Australia

Merilyn Childs

Captain Minnie Webb, first (and only) Captain of the Amazons, First Ladies Fire Brigade, Armidale NSW Australia, demonstrating evacuating a burning building by leaping into the sheet held by citizens, c 1901. Not to be copied without permission.

"What shall we do with our girls" is a personal narrative that tells a little of the journey that emerged as a result of uncovering "The Amazons" and subsequent images. The photographs were generative of other creative works. []. As a result of the photographs, I collaborated with costumier Gracie Matthews to reproduce the operational and dress uniforms of The Amazons. These were then paraded by contemporary female fire fighters as part of my key note address to the Australasian Women in Fire Fighting Conference, Sydney Australia, June 2006.


People Apart: 1950s Cape Town Revisited. Photographs by Bryan Heseltine

Darren Newbury

People Apart: 1950s Cape Town Revisited. Photographs by Bryan Heseltine

People Apart: 1950s Cape Town Revisited. Photographs by Bryan Heseltine offers a rich and fascinating insight into South Africa at the very beginning of the apartheid era through Bryan Heseltine’s previously unpublished photography of the early 1950s.

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