The project “Contemporary Analogue Photography by Women from the Perspective of Feminist Visual Studies: Texts, Practices and Identities” is a unique academic research intended for the analysis of contemporary analogous photography by women from the Baltic countries and photography practices from the perspective of feminist visual studies. During the research, the data about the works by female photographers from the Baltic countries, interviews with the creators, autoethnographic research data and the material from various analogous photography sites will be collected and analysed.
The research focuses on the less studied contemporary analogue photography by women by not only conducting textual analysis of the works by specific creators but also emphasizing the experience of female creators. The project stands out for the integration of various disciplines and the choice of less frequently employed methodological approaches to analyse photography as a phenomenon. The photography-related experience of the research fellow contributes to the originality of the research and enables the application of the autoethnographic research strategy. The data will be collected in various institutions of the Baltic countries; theoretical knowledge will be developed during the fellowship at the University of Edinburgh. The research results will be presented in academic articles as well as at international conferences. The project will contribute to the development of feminist visual studies that have been marginalised in Lithuania; will encourage other scholars working in these spheres. At the international level, the project will expand the applicability of other scientific research methods in History and theory of Arts; will enrich the research on analogous photography; will promote a more active application interdisciplinary perspective.