Qualitative research on landscape photography as an aesthetic experience for establishment of positive human-nature relationships and the sense of place

Baranava, Aksana (2015) Qualitative research on landscape photography as an aesthetic experience for establishment of positive human-nature relationships and the sense of place. Masters dissertation, University of Cumbria. Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

Although landscape photography in general can be considered as the genre of photography that allows a photographer to document and depict the beautiful scenes of nature with his camera, the purpose of this research is to analyze landscape photography as aesthetic experience and outdoor activity, and investigate its influence on human-nature relationships. This qualitative research studies the relationships between photographers, nature and landscape, and includes nine interviews of participants, who are either professional or amateur landscape photographers. The research findings show that in general landscape photography has a very positive impact on relationships between a photographer and natural surroundings. Moreover, the analysis of the particular photographs of landscape provided by the participants and narratives about the process of taking photographs indicates that landscape photography also plays an essential role in the establishment of photographers‟ sense of place towards the specific landscapes. The conclusion of the author is that landscape photography can be considered as a valuable aesthetic experience that brings positive changes into human-nature relationships and contributes to the establishment of a special emotional bond between the photographer and landscape.

Item Type: Thesis/Dissertation (Masters)
Departments: Outdoor Studies
Additional Information: Dissertation presented in part fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Masters of Arts in Transcultural European Outdoor Studies, University of Cumbria, 2015.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 11 May 2018 15:04
Last Modified: 12 May 2018 15:05
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3818

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