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Co fotografuje turysta?

By Marian Golka

Abstract

The tourist photographs everything that is a motif of his journey: objects that constitute historical and cultural attractions of the chosen place. Nevertheless, (s)he photographs these things somehow because of his/her duty. There are several circumstances that decide of the specificity of tourists' photographing.Most of all, the tourist takes pictures of himself. He/she desires to have pictures of himself/herself in unusual, magical and famous places. Among different objects, the tourist chose those, which are apt to make impression on people who will see the photographs. Moreover, the tourist brings his/her stereotypes with himself. Already before the departure, (s)he knows what (s)he should see and what it will be like. He/she already knows what the landscape, monuments, and people will be like. That is why the tourist photographs everything that suits this idea. In the same time, however, the tourist looks for peculiarity, oddness, and exoticism. He/she needs authenticity, but the one (s)he somehow imagined before. He/she also looks for originality and vernacularism. The tourist is oblivious of the fact that the peculiarity and the alleged authenticity are created and stylised in many ways

Topics: tourism, tourist, journey, photography, stereotypes, stylisation, LCC:Sociology (General), LCC:HM401-1281, LCC:Social Sciences, LCC:H, DOAJ:Sociology, DOAJ:Social Sciences
Publisher: Rzeszow University and BOSQO
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:f28ffa57f14448a6b0625fc3292843ff
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