Taking the children: Some reflections at a distance on the camera and Dr Barnardo
McHoul, A. (1991) Taking the children: Some reflections at a distance on the camera and Dr Barnardo. Continuum: The Australian Journal of Media and Culture, 5 (1). pp. 32-50.
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My focus of attention is a collection of photographs taken in the last quarter of the 19th century for Dr Barnardo, founder of the well-known British institutions for orphans and street children. In particular I examine, as political texts, the individual portraits of the children he 'rescued' from street middens. A paradigmatic case is looked at in some detail, a photograph taken by Thomas Barnes or Roderick Johnstone on 5th January 1883 of a young girl called Sarah Burgess.
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Humanities|
|Publisher:||Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group|
|Copyright:||1991 Taylor & Francis|
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