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Folklore RecycledOld Traditions in New Contexts$
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Frank de Caro

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617037641

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617037641.001.0001

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Photographing Folklife

Photographing Folklife

Document, Symbol, Propaganda

(p.104) Chapter 4 Photographing Folklife
Folklore Recycled

Frank de Caro

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter discusses the use of photography in interpreting folklore. Cameras can be used to record folk contexts to provide visual documentation of realities. Since its first use in the 1830s, the camera was used to manipulate folk life as a subject, carefully recording rural folk life. The chapter adds that folk realities can be recycled into images that show folk contexts as symbols, propaganda, or even commercial concepts.

Keywords:   photography, folklore, folk life, folk contexts, visual documentation, realities

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