Environmental researchers who identify as social scientists often embrace interdisciplinary approaches. Traditionally this means engagement with the bio-physical sciences. And so, you’ll see partnerships of researchers and research methods to understand the “human dimensions” of ecological change in a particular place. This presentation expands the circle to include environmental humanities and the fine arts. Using examples from my Great Lakes research, the audience will consider the possibilities (and some pitfalls) of photography as a field method. Together we will examine images for the unique ways they facilitate landscape analysis, historical inquiry, and environmental narrative. Finally, we’ll consider our diverse contributions to knowing Great Lakes landscapes and waterscapes, and negotiating their future.