A Question of Method (and the Researcher's Role in it)

Author(s): Niamh Hayes

Type: Photograph

Department: Department of Sociology

Exhibit no: 8

Niamh Hayes
A researcher's workstation at a kitchen table.

I'm researching contemporary visual archive of images of police violence against people of colour. Through 're-collecting' these images for analysis, I inadvertently create another archive.

This image captures the methodology behind my research to demonstrate how it has, itself, become part of the research question.

This was taken in my kitchen where the majority of my research is being conducted. It documents my research process and methodology. My chair, slightly pulled out, faces one of the videos I was researching.