Tag: visual ethnography

Understanding the Shaman’s Tribulations

Understanding the Shaman’s Tribulations – By Taba Menia – The scholarship of shamanism is closely related to ideas about traditional healing and their knowledge. Found across the world…

(Almost) Native Ethnography Meets the Heat of the Tunisian Desert

My journey in applied anthropology

From a graduate who thought it was a great idea to study cultural anthropology during an economic crisis to any anthropology student freaking out and wondering ‘…what’s next!?!’ By…

Only Half the Story – Rethinking the Relationship Between Digital Ethnographers and Their Devices*

Franziska Weidle** “Digital cinema is pre-computational” – from Quelic Berga’s presentation at ECREA 2018; author of original image: DRs Kulturarvsprojekt; title: Steenbeck…

The Fear of Dahalo Bandits on a Drive Through the Alaotra Night (Madagascar)

What does a Chicken, Drums, Whiskey, Gossip, and International Diplomacy have in common?

Guest Post: Teaching Self-Representation through Collaborative Visual Ethnography [Embodying Reciprocity Series]

[Footnotes is excited to present a guest post by Rebecca Gearhart Mafazy. This post is a part of the Embodying Reciprocity series. Mafazy…

Guest Post: Teaching Self-Representation through Collaborative Visual Ethnography [Embodying Reciprocity Series]

[Footnotes is excited to present a guest post by Rebecca Gearhart Mafazy. This post is a part of the Embodying Reciprocity series. Mafazy’s research over the past thirty years…

Invitation to Covidentities 2020

  Welcome to this year’s visual anthropology screening and an exciting collection of creative, engaged and always personal projects by our visual anthropology students. This year our stude…

Techologically Ill wins Hugh Brody Visual Anthropology Prize 2019

Noemie Degiorgis’ transformative short documentary, Technologically Ill, won the Hugh Brody Visual Anthropology Prize at this year’s visual anthropology screening, Resolutionaries.   …

Resolutionaries 2019

Matt Rose introduces the event with a poem.   Welcome and thank you for coming.  Before the films get up and running I’d like to invite us all…

What the Camera Does – #RoR2018

Two men mount the security grates over what will be the windows of my house. Title: La sécuriser. Photo Credit: Dick Powis. 2018 This series – #ROR2018 –…

That’s Enough about Tim Ingold!: A Millennial’s Response

[This post is adapted and updated from a paper presented at the University of Colorado, Boulder graduate student conference, “The Ethnographic Turn” in 2016. I am indebted to…

Filming Future Imaginaries in Kurdistan #VisualANTH

It was during my fieldwork in Slemani, Iraqi Kurdistan, when I started seeing Kobane popping up everywhere in the city. Hair salons, murals, restaurants, travel agencies and even…

Photographic engagement: An alternative narrative of urban experiences

In 2014 I started exploring people’s lives in Parisian suburbs (banlieue)[1] through engaged and creative visual practices. Being an independent photographer, I wanted to see how people’s experiences…

City Play: Collaborative Filmmaking with Children

In Egypt, children are subject to a conservative and hierarchical public educational system. Underfunding, overcrowded classrooms and precarious infrastructure make the Egyptian school a place full of…

Audiovisual research practice in the global era

Time has shortened, space has shrunk, social relations have stretched and information keeps coming as intensive flows. This article explores the role audiovisual media has in reshaping time…

That Sinking Feeling: Polar Bear Environmental Art

‘Silence is golden/but my eyes still see’: Award winning documentary ‘The Silence of the Flies’

In December 2015 the School of Anthropology and Conservation was privileged to welcome alumnus Gonzalo Chacon for a screening and discussion of the award winning documentary ‘The Silence…

Peopling Places-2013

The screening and exhibition of third year anthropology student visual projects took place over a long afternoon in Marlowe Lecture theatre. The event was attended by a large…