Photography that cares: Portraits from multi-ethnic Wales

Glenn Jordan

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This article, inspired by Roland Barthes’ account of his search for a ‘just photograph’ of his mother (in Camera Lucida) and engaging with the author’s own
experience as a photographer, ethnographer and grieving son, makes the case for a
photographic practice that is empathetic, reflexive, dialogic and critically engaged.
It explores issues of photographic practice and cultural theory through text and
images, including photographs and life stories from a portraiture project on mothers and daughters from diverse ethnic backgrounds who live in Wales.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153 - 169
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Media Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2013


  • cultural studies
  • photography
  • ethnography
  • oral history
  • immigrants and minorities
  • Roland Barthes


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