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Reflections on Portraiture: A Dialogue Between Art and Science

Reflections on Portraiture: A Dialogue Between Art and Science 10.1 QUALIT Lawrence-Lightfoot / REFLECTIONS ON POR 177/1077800404270955 ATIVE INQUIRY / February 2005 TRAITURE Reflections on Portraiture: A Dialogue Between Art and Science Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot Harvard University In opening this issue of articles that use portraiture as a central method of documentation, analysis, and narrative development, I will tell three autobio- graphical stories, tracing the origins of this genre that seeks to bridge art and science. • The first story recounts the roots of my preoccupation with portraiture: two auto- biographical experiences that made a large imprint on my intellect, my psyche, and my aesthetic. • The second story briefly examines the intersection of my research and my identity as a portraitist: the ways in which my efforts to develop tools of inquiry that would work for the settings I studied led to some powerful and poignant devel- opmental challenges for me as a researcher and teacher. • The third story embraces a wider context; it looks beyond my personal story to the ways in which we (including each of the authors in this issue) are all collec- tively engaged in redrawing the map of social science inquiry—portraiture being a prime example but definitely not the only one. This http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Qualitative Inquiry SAGE

Reflections on Portraiture: A Dialogue Between Art and Science

Qualitative Inquiry , Volume 11 (1): 13 – Feb 1, 2005

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10.1 QUALIT Lawrence-Lightfoot / REFLECTIONS ON POR 177/1077800404270955 ATIVE INQUIRY / February 2005 TRAITURE Reflections on Portraiture: A Dialogue Between Art and Science Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot Harvard University In opening this issue of articles that use portraiture as a central method of documentation, analysis, and narrative development, I will tell three autobio- graphical stories, tracing the origins of this genre that seeks to bridge art and science. • The first story recounts the roots of my preoccupation with portraiture: two auto- biographical experiences that made a large imprint on my intellect, my psyche, and my aesthetic. • The second story briefly examines the intersection of my research and my identity as a portraitist: the ways in which my efforts to develop tools of inquiry that would work for the settings I studied led to some powerful and poignant devel- opmental challenges for me as a researcher and teacher. • The third story embraces a wider context; it looks beyond my personal story to the ways in which we (including each of the authors in this issue) are all collec- tively engaged in redrawing the map of social science inquiry—portraiture being a prime example but definitely not the only one. This

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