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dc.contributor.authorByrne, J
dc.contributor.authorDodson, J
dc.contributor.authorSipe, N
dc.description.abstractBy the C21st the glue that bound moral communities was no longer necessarily a belief in a particular deity or the ritualistic practices that expressed this belief. While notions of the sacred and profane remain, these notions now deal with cultural ideology, economics and the politics of privilege. Moral communities, Tom Regan32 argues, continue today, to be founded on the pillars of exclusion. Each community is bound by a 'moral' code that accrues privilege to members and disfavor to non-members. The Australian PhotoJournalist seeks to challenge the orthodoxy developed around journalism with particular reference to photojournalism. In doing this, the publication presents as an exemplar for documentary and journalistic research by combining the work, evidence, conclusions and knowledge developed in-field by leading practitioners of these disciplines. In the context of the work chosen for inclusion in the APJ, journalism and documentary practice is defined as a blending of rigorous investigations and ethnographic research within an aesthetic frame, that combined, disseminate the tacitly understood. Studies of the human condition are studies of the non-rational elements of human practice that have been largely ignored by traditional researchers because they are not conducive to interrogation by scientific methodologies. Pink (2006), a visual ethnographer, argues that the changing paradigms of research methodologies "paved the way for the visual to be increasingly acceptable in researching the human condition "妯r it is no more subjective or objective than written texts" In addition to providing new understanding of human practice each edition of the APJ challenges traditional notions of research and presents documentary practice as legitimate modes of inquiry. Documentary practice and by extension the Australian PhotoJournalist, combines the evidentiary and concrete with the metaphoric and expressive, each of which offers a valuable contribution to the creation and communication of meaning. When used with text, this text image combination stimulates the cognitive and affective spheres of our intelligence allowing us to understand through empathy. Within this context, Epilogue challenges the tired notions of main-stream journalism and documentary practice. It published the work of in-field researchers who undertake long term investigations of their subjects and, in many instances, become stakeholders in the lives of those whose stories are told. The compilation of stories attempt to contextualise human practice within the multidimensional and non-linear frames of human practice. This edition combines the expertise of visually articulate practitioners schooled in research methods and incorporates more holistic research methodologies while exploring the nature of the human condition in the 21st Century.
dc.publisherOctivium Press
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane, Australia
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLens-based Practice
dc.type.descriptionA3 - Books (Edited)
dc.type.codeA - Books
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, Queensland College of Art
gro.rights.copyrightSelf-archiving of the author-manuscript version is not yet supported by this journal. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version or contact the author[s] for more information.
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gro.griffith.authorLloyd, David

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