Urgent Autobiographies

Fontoura, Catarina ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8330-1217 (2023) Urgent Autobiographies. In: Handbook of Research on the Relationship Between Autobiographical Memory and Photography. IGI Global, Hershey, United States, pp. 510-526. ISBN 9781668453377

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This chapter develops on topics explored in the seminar the author has curated and facilitated for the Global Photographies Network in late 2021 entitled ‘Urgent Stories: Lived Experiences of a Changing planet', bringing together photography and arts practice, eco-philosophy, science and literature. Whilst the six-day seminar series looked to address the question of ‘What climate collapse asks of us?', this chapter looks to build a cohesive understanding of how photographic practice can respond to environmental change by focusing on ecological awareness and storytelling in autobiography- and lived experienced-based work. Drawing from the photographic work of seminar participants, the chapter weaves the elements of memory, archive, and relationship between oral storytelling and photographs into this discussion. Consequently, this chapter argues that storytelling based on first person accounts of ecology and change is not only a valuable tool in climate action, but urgent work in shaping heightened ecological consciousness.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9781668453377
ISSN: 2475-6830
Subjects: Arts > Photography
Courses by Department: The Institute of Photography > Photography
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Depositing User: Mr Pub Router
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2023 14:15
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 19:19
URI: https://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/4874

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