Bill and Phenomenography

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I watched the New York Times documentary about Bill Cunningham with great interest.

Bill has been photographing people on New York streets for the past fifty years. Lauren Collins of The New York Times published a great article about Bill in 2002. She described his work in detail.

His work prompted me to think about phenomenography and the ideas shared by Ference Marton (1981) about the place of experiential description.

The documentary shares Bill’s life and passion for photography. It is a wonderful case study of closely observed and recorded behaviour.

You can find examples of Bill’s work here in On the Street.

Photo Credit

Bill Cunningham (!) takes Kate’s picture (Shawn Hoke, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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