The paper is written by thwo researchers, each representing a different perspectiveand a different level of emotional engagement in the research material consisting offamily photos collected in Księga Rodziny Ziemlińskich z Krobi 1867–1967 [Chronicleof the Ziemliński Family of Krobia 1867–1967]. The paper constitutes an analysis ofthe functions of family photography. The catalogue of functions is found in referencebooks and papers: the publications of Piotr Sztompka, Christopher Musselo, and PierreBourdieu. It includes: (1) strengthening the feeling of community, (2) initiating andpreserving interactions between family members, (3) self-presentation, (4) documentationof family life, (5) prestige, and (6) entertainment. These functions were the startingpoint of independent analyses of the family photos found in the Chronicle. They werecarried out by an engaged researcher: a genealogist, the chronicler of the family, a descendantof the author of the Chronicle and an unengaged researcher, who looks at theanalysis of the visual materials from a methodological perspective.
Zakład Historii Edukacji Instytutu Pedagogiki Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego ; Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych Karkonoskiej Państwowej Szkoły Wyższej ; Jurczyk-Romanowska, Ewa. Red. ; Albański, Leszek. Red.