Visual Studies

(The TQCC of Visual Studies is 1. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
The citizen drone: protest, sousveillance and droneviewing18
Thinking with the drone – visual lessons in aerial and volumetric thinking12
Aerial visibilities: towards a visual sociology of the sky11
Visual network research (VNR) – a theoretical and methodological appraisal of an evolving field9
Vertical vision and atmocultural navigation. Notes on emerging urban scopic regimes9
Immersive encounters: video, swimming and wellbeing8
Interspecies intercorporeality and mediated haptic sociality: distributing perception with a guide dog8
Improving the inclusivity and credibility of visual research: interpretive engagement as a route to including the voices of people with learning disabilities in analysis8
Political storytelling of Ekrem İmamoğlu on Instagram during 2019 Istanbul mayoral elections in Turkey7
Memes in the time of corona: an autoethnographic visual essay on memes as relational resources during the COVID-19 pandemic7
A pictured Africa: drawing as a visual qualitative research methodology for examining British African Diaspora imaginings of their ancestral ‘home’6
On reciprocity: expanding the dialogue between disciplines6
Face masks as floating signifiers during the COVID-19 pandemic in Belgium6
‘I hate visual culture.’ The controversial rise of visual studies and the disciplinary politics of the visible6
Empowering children through photography and drawing5
Contemplating ‘visual studies’ as an emerging transdisciplinary endeavour5
Photo-eliciting technique as an integrated meaning-making practice: an introspective look at diversity, identities, and voice-giving5
The presence and perceptibility of personal digital data: findings from a participant map drawing method4
Of cable-cars and helicopters: mobility regimes and the politics of visibility in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro4
Ugly on the internet: from #authenticity to #selflove4
‘Home Rule is Rome Rule’: exploring anti-Home Rule postcards in Edwardian Ireland4
Visual framing in the German movements for gay liberation and against nuclear energy4
Miao traditional patterns: the origins and design transformation4
Altered spaces: new ways of seeing and envisioning nature with Minecraft4
Breaking the frame: evolving practices of first-generation photo-elicitation researchers3
The silent Tibetan women and their visual exclusions in Pema Tseden’s ‘Tibetan Trilogy’3
The ‘anti-Instagram’: Using visual methods to study the college experiences of underrepresented students3
Visual propaganda at a crossroads: new techniques at Iran’s Vali Asr billboard3
Degenerate ecocinema: indexing entropy with drones3
The use of film documentary in social science research: audio-visual accounts of the ‘migration crisis’ from the Italian island of Lampedusa3
Filmmaking as empirical research: working with people from refugee backgrounds to share stories about food3
‘Through my eyes’: feminist self-portraits of Osteogenesis Imperfecta as arts-based knowledge translation3
Visual reciprocity and #vanlife in the visual commons: Vancouver Island is a VW bus3
RE/MAP 2.0 in Tokyo: drawing on local stories to draw out hidden realities3
“Local guys wanted”: homoerotic photography, censorship, and national belonging in apartheid South Africa – the case of Alternative Books (1981-1991)3
Analogic and symbolic dimensions in graphic representations associated with patient information leaflets for medicines3
Facilitating gender-affirming participatory visual research in embodied and online spaces3
Changing portrayal of women during the late modern period in regards to visual communication design3
Rethinking verticality through top-down views in drone hobbyist photography2
Gentrification and changing visual landscapes: a Google Street View analysis of residential upgrading and class aesthetics in Hamilton’s Lower City2
Protecting the future ‘Us’: a rhetoric-performative multimodal analysis of the polarising far-right YouTube campaign videos in Finland2
Juxtaposition and visualising the middle ground in the unequal city2
Graphic medicine’s golden age?2
Multisensory approaches in migration research: reflections and pathways2
How to preserve the visible content of films in visual form throughout the analytical process?2
Visual discourses in sport. A sociological analysis of the implementation of the video evidence in cycling and football2
Grotesque logic: Catalan carnival utopias and the politics of laughter2
Descendants of the modernist museum: tracing the musealisation of Swedish national parks2
A study of light pollution discourse in Hong Kong2
Visuality and socio-political communication in Nigeria’s banknote portraits2
What can voice do? Combining narrative methods and participant-produced photography to explore contemporary cancer survivorship2
Other Lines: visualising shifting horizons and atmospheric pollution along the Wirral Peninsula2
The political work of graffiti during the Covid-19 pandemic: a view from Tottenham, London2
Collaboratively videoing mobile activities2
Reframing the homescape: documenting domesticity during photography’s COVID turn2
Visual culture studies: twenty years later2
Marshland revival: a narrative rephotography essay on the False Creek Flats neighbourhood in Vancouver2
Diagrammatic mental representation: a methodological bridge2
Picturing atrocity: visual representations of ISIS in Arabic political cartoons2
Documentary photography as vocation: reflecting on Frank Cancian’s contribution to visual studies2
Stigma management as celebration: disability, difference, and the marketing of diversity1
Epidemics, public health workers, and ‘heroism’ in cinematic perspective1
How does a clandestine image behave? Proposal for a theoretical tool based on a Spanish civil war gaze1
Community as Rebellion: A Syllabus for Surviving Academia as a Woman of Color1
Let Dr Ai’s story flee: a minor practice against China’s internet censorship during the COVID-19 pandemic1
Understanding how a learning phenomenon in which children were visually documenting their learning processes matters and intra-acts with the spaces of the school1
Self-portrait in the photo booth: self-representation in the selfie era, a Photo-based Educational Research Project1
Interfaith photovoice: an example of Muslim-Christian engagement in Canada1
Building internal reputation in stigmatised neighbourhoods: the use of remote participatory photo mapping1
Earthquakes, communities and heritage: Telling stories of resilience through co-designed immersive media1
Rebel imaginings: street art in Yogyakarta, Indonesia1
Smells: A cultural history of odours in early modern times1
Urban research in film using walking tours and psychogeographic approaches1
Visualising gendered space and informality: a photo essay1
Merging landscapes: socio-spatial intersections and formations of belonging among African migrant youth in the US1
Monitoring North Korea: a visual autoethnography of humanitarian-aid practices1
Methodology and Indigenous memory: using photographs to anchor critical reflections on Indian residential school experiences1
Open Space New Media Documentary: A Toolkit for Theory and Practices1
Home is where it happens: a visual essay on pandemic parenting for employed mothers1
Short videos as affective contagion: (Un)locked WeChat chatlogs on viral videos1
The visual opportunity spaces of oil: in promotion, protest, and warning1
Response to ‘Visual studies now’1
Building material languages of trauma: in conversation with Laura Magnusson1
Visual studies now1
Building Shanghai in the borderlands: a visual approach to the restructuring of the Uyghur City in Xinjiang1
The multipart film: extended anthropological analysis and non-textual forms1
Warao queen: challenging beauty in Venezuela – the Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology 20201
Questionnaire: visual studies now1
Framing urbanities: invisible/visible urban assemblages1
Memory passages: Holocaust memorials in the United States and Germany1
Portfolio implementation for self-reflection and professional growth of students in the arts1
Being vertical: staging the vertical subject on the Manchester Salford border1
Visibilising gentrification-induced displacement: a visual essay on the role of a socially and politically engaged photographic practice in housing activism1
Coffee + COVID: people, place, and pandemic1
Neither spectacular nor ordinary: a visual essay on imaginations and homes in Beijing from 2007 to 20191
Images of older people in Chinese fashion magazines: a visual assemblage analysis1
Iconoclash and the climate movement1
The graffiti within: the reactivation and politicisation of Sydney’s subterranean1
Facilitating Black identity and advocacy: creating cellphilms for reflecting on issues affecting Black students1
COVID diaries: quotidian snapshots of life during the pandemic1
Gender violence through the eyes of the Bajan youth: using Photovoice methods in small island states1
Elements of a riot: forms of political violence in contemporary France1
Empty homes: filming homeownership in rapidly urbanising China1
Thinking with Sarah Kaufman’s Devil’s Pool1
Jewish identity in American art: A golden age since the 1970s1
Sharing and redefining power with Vice President Harris: the visual framing by the Biden White House1
New species in the Mediterranean: a visual essay on human impact on biodiversity1
An international football match experienced from within a 'working quarantine' – a photographic journey1
Visuality and Parrēsia : Ai Weiwei’s countervisual re-enactment of Alan Kurdi’s image1
Counter narrative of President Buhari’s narrative on Nigerian youths with visual images and texts on Facebook1
Familial ties and citizen claims: photography and early civil rights activism in African–Canadian newspapers1
Correspondências by Rita Azevedo Gomes. The complex hybrid image of contemporary epistolary cinema and contemporary essay film1
High-rise urban density in Macau1
Three stories of one truth? Visual framing of AP, CNN & FOX news Instagram coverage of the 2020 US presidential candidates1
Affective atmospheres in Macau: from the sublime to the uncanny1
‘Let us teach our children’: Online racism and everyday far-right ideologies on TikTok1
Engaging young people in architectural research: three visual methods for understanding the impact of the built environment on children’s wellbeing1
No selfies: the social world of autistic male adults as depicted in their everyday photographic practices1
The value of parenting: gendered time expectations among the Spanish middle class1
Who owns the sky? Aerial resistance and the state/corporate no-fly zone1
Majoritarianism and digital rights: understanding Kashmir and the ‘Othering of Other’ in the context of India1
Heir to the throne: photography and the rise to presidency by politicians in Zimbabwe and South Africa1
Back to basics? Portraits of the first Covid-19 lockdown in Portugal1
What is an inclusive city? Reconfiguring participation in planning with geospatial photovoice to unpack experiences of urban belonging among marginalised communities1
Does she still recognise you?1
‘What do we see when we look at people on the move’? A visual intervention into civil sphere and symbolic boundary theory1
Hand-drawn concept-mapping as a participatory visual method1