The Role of Photography. Burel a Century Later. Cover Image
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Ролята на фотографията. Бурел век по-късно
The Role of Photography. Burel a Century Later.

Author(s): Petya Dimitrova
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Customs / Folklore, Photography, Local History / Microhistory, Oral history, Political history, Modern Age, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: Burel; Krum Dronchilov; second research; photography; infrastructure; depopulation; reflexive approach

Summary/Abstract: In the early 20th century, the Bulgarian anthropogeographer Krum Dronchilov, Ph.D. conducted field research in the 23 villages located near the road between Dragoman and Tran. His publication “Burel. Anthropogeographic Studies” is at the root of a second research which I conducted in 2017 – 2018 – “Burel a Century Later: Changes in the Region (a Comparison with an Anthropogeographic Research of 1923)”. The second research as well as this article mark the main changes registered in the region and my observations regarding the positions of researcher and respondents in the 21st century. In order to present the second research in a modern, efficient and intriguing way, the use of audio and visual methods in collecting and presenting the material should be considered a necessary element. The expectations related to the audio-visual established in the 21st century lead to changes in the structures and conceptualization of the scientific texts. In unison with this thesis, the selection of Burel’s photographs in the article is not a mere supplement but a foundation upon which I build my comments.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 16-32
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Bulgarian