Photographic Research at Colaimages.com

 

 

 

Photographic Research at Colaimages.com

Searching for good old photos makes you feel like making visual anthropologic research in the field. The aim is almost always to find interesting visuals such as photos portraying feasts and holidays, devotional behavior, ritual practices, techniques of agricultural work and handicraft, pastoral life and and marinara, games and shows in the streets, school and family groups, fashion, social problems.

It is not easy to find good photos. Cameras were not as popular as today, and the quality was often poor. Though, there were amateur photographers who were very good, and if the print is well preserved, the effect may be stunning if you are into these kind of things.

Sometimes it becomes an iconographic journey through industrialization and socio-cultural phenomena. Ways of life, being daily work or festive, whatever event marks the time. The visuals soon reveal, in the space of a few decades, how much the speed of life increased and how much things have changed. Makes you wonder how people and things looked like before the invention of the camera :-)