Photoethnographers

Photoethnographers

by Karen Nakamura

The category of photoethnographers is going to be a necessarily contentious one since it's a label that has only recently been invented. Under the critieria of "representing other cultures visually," I came up with the list below. Additions, corrections, and comments are greatly appreciated. KN

 

 

Destitute peapickers in California; a 32 year old mother of seven children. February 1936. Dorothea Lange.

Photoethnographic Researchers & Photoethnographies

  • Bateson, Gregory and Margaret Mead (1942). Balinese character, a photographic analysis. New York,: The New York academy of sciences.
  • Doty, C. Stewart, Dale S. Mudge, et al. (2002). Photographing Navajos : John Collier, Jr. on the reservation, 1948-1953 by C. Stewart Doty, Dale Sperry Mudge, Herbert J. Benally ; photographs by John Collier Jr. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.
  • Kratz, Corinne Ann (2002). The ones that are wanted : communication and the politics of representation in a photographic exhibition. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Parr, Martin and Simon Winchester (1995). Small world: a global photographic project, 1987-1994. Stockport England: Dewi Lewis Pub.
  • Poole, Deborah (1997). Vision, race, and modernity : a visual economy of the Andean image world. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.
  • Smith, W. Eugene and Aileen Mioko Smith (1975). Minamata. New York: Holt Rinehart and Winston.
  • Vogt, Evon Zartman (1974). Aerial photography in anthropological field research. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
  • Westermarck, Edward and Kirsti Suolinna (2000). Portraying Morocco : Edward Westermarck's fieldwork and photographs 1898-1913. ?Abo: ?Abo Akademis F?orlag.

 

Visual Anthropologists Working with Photographic Material

  • Banta, Melissa, Curtis M. Hinsley, et al. (1986). From site to sight: anthropology, photography, and the power of imagery : a photographic exhibition from the collections of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University. Cambridge, Mass.: Peabody Museum Press : Distributed by Harvard University Press.
  • Devereaux, Leslie and Roger Hillman (1995). Fields of vision : essays in film studies, visual anthropology, and photography. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Edwards, Elizabeth (2001). Raw histories: photographs, anthropology and museums. Oxford ; New York: Berg.
  • Fitzhugh, William W. and Chisato O. Dubreuil, Ed. (2000). Ainu : Spirit of a Northern People. Seattle:¬†University of Washington Press.
  • Howarth, Anthony (1967). Kenyatta, a photographic biography. Nairobi: East African Pub. House.
  • Pezzati, Alessandro and University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. (2002). Adventures in photography : expeditions of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
  • Phillips, Sandra S., Mark Haworth-Booth, et al. (1997). Police pictures: the photograph as evidence. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art : Chronicle Books.

 

Photoethnographic Artists
(with caveats that agreeably some are stretching the boundaries a bit)


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