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ERIC Number: ED165158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Street Photography from the Subject's Viewpoint.
Nottingham, Emily
To investigate the reaction of the public to being photographed on the street, a study was devised whereby seven photojournalists approached people on the street, photographed them, and requested identification for a questionnaire follow up. Of 102 people approached, 87% cooperated fully with the photographers and 81% of that group returned the questionnaires regarding their reactions to being photographed. Responses to the questionnaire indicated that while the majority of people approved of street photography, 40% qualified their approval contingent on the permission of the subject. Other questionnaire responses revealed the following: most subjects were surprised, and some suspicious, about being photographed; few had any knowledge of photography; most felt that they were being photographed because of their actions, rather than their physical attributes; and the majority did not remember specific actions that pleased or annoyed them, but rather had a general reaction to the photographer and the experience. (Author/MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (61st, Seattle, Washington, August 13-16, 1978)