'Eyewitnessing'? History and Visual Sources

If history has experienced a 'pictorial' or visual turn in the past two decades, how widespread is this shift and how deep does it run? What is the relationship of the discipline of history to visual sources? This article assesses the current state of the field by investigating Peter Burke's book Eyewitnessing. It considers not just the original edition but also its various translations to illuminate aspects of visual sources and the historian's approach to them.