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June 27, 2012

Call for submission: Photography exhibition and panel

June 27, 2012 | By |

The International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences: Evolving Humanity, Emerging Worlds

Open call for papers and submissions: IUAES 2013 Congress (5-10 August 2013, University of Manchester, UK)

Visual Anthropology: ‘Photography Exhibition’

The exhibition:

We are looking for artists/researchers to submit their work for an exhibition to be held during the IUAES Congress as part and extension of the visual anthropology panels and workshops.

At this stage all visual works to be submitted as low resolution files via email to the exhibition curator plus a 250-word statement explaining the visual material submitted. A copy of your abstract to be forwarded via the congress link: please clarify if you wish to be included either as a paper for the photography panel below and/or your images for the exhibition. There are several visual panels running through the congress and you can submit your paper to any of them if you feel your work is better suited in other panels.

Exhibition curator: Marcel Reyes-Cortez,


Visual Anthropology Panel: ‘Photography as a research method’

Panel abstract:

This panel will consider and discuss the practice and use of photography as a social research method. Photography as an art form in collaboration with the social sciences, fused as a hybrid practice; a methodology to both explore and to engage with the phenomena of the everyday and the social world. In current academic research photography and the use of photographs have opened the possibility for a detailed level of engagement with the spaces, places and people researchers visit and encounter. Through this panel we aim to explore how the ubiquitous photograph becomes a knowledge making practice. Photography with it’s sensorial and performative qualities opens interaction, creates and cultivates relationships with people. Photography as a methodology has been found to stimulate and incite the emotions that bind people together. The panel will look at how the practice of photography and use of photographs can open spaces and encounters of collaboration, speed the entry into the field, assisting the researcher, our participants and viewer a closer and emotive field experience. The collaboration between social research and art practice, between the image and the text provides a space to voice the opinion, feelings and emotions of people, giving greater sensitivity and richness to an ethnography but also for knowledge dissemination and analyses. We invite papers that attempt to engage with photography beyond the observational, illustrative or as a source or a form of representation.

Convenor: Marcel Reyes-Cortez

The deadline for the submission: 13 July 2012.

Paper proposals and abstracts to be submitted online via the link on the panel page.

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