Historically, scholars have treated photography and performance as separate aesthetic entities. However, the authors show how combining a performance-based analysis with photo elicitation can generate new possibilities for remembering family experiences of divorce and illness. They purposefully frame photographs as performances, questioning how they are used in photo elicitation and how meanings are made through the embodied acts of the researchers. They use family photographs in their interviews to create a dialogical performance, bringing self and other together to question, explore, and challenge one another's experiences and understandings.

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