Exposing students to repeat photography: increasing cultural understanding on a short-term study abroad Academic Article uri icon


  • Traditionally, repeat photography has been used to analyze land cover change. This paper describes how repeat photography may be used as a tool to enhance the short-term study abroad experience by facilitating cultural interaction and understanding. We present evidence from two cases and suggest a five-step repeat photography method for educators to use to increase participation and cultural interaction of students involved in fieldwork, long-haul fieldwork, and study abroad programs. We suggest that through the five steps developed in this paper that students' potential to understand and interact within the host culture is increased. © 2014 © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

author list (cited authors)

  • Lemmons, K. K., Brannstrom, C., & Hurd, D.

citation count

  • 18

publication date

  • January 2014