It seems that where ever I look in the media lately there are stories and articles about Baby Boomers and their history, or recently re-discovered photographs of ancestors or of important moments in a family’s ancestry. Discovery is fine, but what of the legacy? What I plan is to develop a series of oral history research projects using the person’s own photographs to help tell the story. these images whether from photo-albums, or shoe boxes are memory-makers that add vitality and a richness to these narratives. How I will ‘store’ these photo-narratives is somewhat more complex. Should I use only social media, maybe transcribe the interviews and produce photo-books, make a multimedia product, or just have the raw data on a USB or DVD? Is there just one medium that will be best to use?
I’ll think about this over the coming few weeks and see what other ideas I come up with.
[posted May 15, 2014]