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EM BUSCA DOS SENTIDOS PRODUZIDOS PELO ATO FOTOGRáFICO NA VELHICE

DOI: 10.5747/ch.2012.v09.n2.h132

Keywords: photography , elderly , memory , meaning production , social psychology

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Currently the researches that involves working with seniors and their photographs tend to value the return to the past. In this research we intend to follow a different path in order to use the picture for the enhancement of daily life and for prospecting. The objective of the research was to investigate the meanings produced by seniors photographic act about time and memory, emphasizing the possibilities of photography while exploring the future. Photography workshops were conducted with two groups of seniors in the city of Londrina, once a week for 2 months. We noticed that the elderly value more the everyday than the past or the future, as well as friends, family and independence, which were also highlighted in the photographic productions of the groups.

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