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November 16, 2013

Call for Submissions

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2014 John Collier Jr. Award for Still Photography

The John Collier Jr. Award for Still Photography is awarded periodically to an author or photographer whose publication, exhibit, website, or other multimedia production exemplifies the use of still photographs (both historical and contemporary) for research and communication of anthropological knowledge. The submission must have a strong visual research perspective along with being good documentary photography and be within five years of the original publication date. The project must be nominated by a current SVA member and include the consent of the person nominated. A letter of nomination from the SVA member and the supporting material (including name, book title or exhibit, website or multimedia production, publisher, author’s mailing address, phone and email) should accompany three copies of the creative work and be sent to the Committee Chairperson, which must be received by the deadline below. The same work may be submitted a maximum of two times. The SVA board appointed committee of three then reviews the submitted works to decide on its merits. Winners are announced during the SVA/AAA meetings and presented with a John Collier Jr. or Mary Collier print, courtesy of the Collier Family Collection, and a certificate of recognition.

Submissions for 2014 should be mailed to: The Collier Committee c/o Andrea Heckman, Chairperson, P. O. Box 714, Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525.

Deadlines for Submission and Award Notification:

  • March 15 Deadline for receipt of nomination materials and submission to SVA.
  • July 31 Committee decision will be submitted to SVA President and Secretary
  • August 10 Award information submitted to AAA program committee

The Collier Award is sponsored by the SVA Board of Directors in honor of the life and work of John Collier Jr. (1913-1992). Although suffering hearing loss and cognitive impairments early in life John Collier’s visual genius was enhanced by his early association with the well-known painter, Maynard Dixon and his wife Dorothea Lange. Other important influences were the artist Nicolai Fechin, the photographer Paul Strand, and the elders and compatriots in the American Indian communities of his youth. He worked as photographer for Roy E. Stryker in the FSA (Farm Security Administration) and the OWI (Office of War Information) during the early 1940s, with later professional photographic work in the Canadian Arctic, South American, and the United States.

His first formal visual anthropological work (1946) was in Otavalo, Ecuador with the Ecuadorian anthropologist Aníbal Buitrón. This was followed with work in Nova Scotia and the American Southwest with Alexander Leighton, and a major visual ethnography (1954-55) of Vicos, Peru, with Mary E.T. Collier. Subsequent work in New Mexico, Alaska, Arizona, and California included close attention to issues of cross cultural education and schooling. In 1967, he authored the acclaimed book, Visual Anthropology: Photography as a Research Method (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, second edition with Malcolm Collier (University of New Mexico Press, 1986). Collier was a founding member of both the Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA) and the Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE) and a long time supporter of SVA.

Past winners:

  • 2003 The Ones That Are Wanted: the Politics of Representation in a Photographic Exhibition by Corinne Kratz. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.
  • 2003 Changing Works: Visions of a Lost Agriculture by Douglas Harper. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.
  • 2006 Woven Stories: Andean Textiles and Rituals by Andrea Heckman. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2003.
  • 2008 A Danish Photographer of Idaho Images: Benedicte Wrensted by Joanna Cohan Scherer. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2006.
  • 2012 Moving Images: John Layard, fieldwork and photography on Malakula since 1914 ?by Haidy Geismar and Anita Herle (2010: University of Hawaii Press).
  • 2012 HONORABLE MENTION: Arapaho Journeys: Photographs and Stories from The Wind River Reservation by Sara Wiles ?(2011: University of Oklahoma Press)
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February 5, 2013

Call For Submissions: 2013 John Collier Jr. Award for Still Photography

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

2013 John Collier Jr. Award for Still Photography

The John Collier Jr. Award for Still Photography is awarded periodically to an author or photographer whose publication, exhibit, website, or other multimedia production exemplifies the use of still photographs (both historical and contemporary) for research and communication of anthropological knowledge.  The submission must have a strong visual research perspective along with being good documentary photography and be within five years of the original publication date. The project must be nominated by a current SVA member and include the consent of the person nominated. A letter of nomination from the SVA member and the supporting material (including name, book title or exhibit, website or multimedia production, publisher, author’s mailing address, phone and email) should accompany three copies of the creative work and be sent to the Committee Chairperson, which must be received by the deadline below. The same work may be submitted a maximum of two times. The SVA board appointed committee of three then reviews the submitted works to decide on its merits.  Winners are announced during the SVA/AAA meetings and presented with a John Collier Jr. or Mary Collier print, courtesy of the Collier Family Collection, and a certificate of recognition.

Submissions for 2013 should be mailed to: The Collier Committee c/o Andrea Heckman, Chairperson, P. O. Box 714, Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525.

Deadlines for Submission and Award Notification:

March 15 Deadline for receipt of nomination materials and submission to SVA.

July 31 Committee decision will be submitted to SVA President and Secretary

August 10 Award information submitted to AAA program committee

The Collier Award is sponsored by the SVA Board of Directors in honor of the life and work of John Collier Jr. (1913-1992). Although suffering hearing loss and cognitive impairments early in life John Collier’s visual genius was enhanced by his early association with the well-known painter, Maynard Dixon and his wife Dorothea Lange. Other important influences were the artist Nicolai Fechin, the photographer Paul Strand, and the elders and compatriots in the American Indian communities of his youth. He worked as photographer for Roy E. Stryker in the FSA (Farm Security Administration) and the OWI (Office of War Information) during the early 1940s, with later professional photographic work in the Canadian Arctic, South American, and the United States.

His first formal visual anthropological work (1946) was in Otavalo, Ecuador with the Ecuadorian anthropologist Aníbal Buitrón. This was followed with work in Nova Scotia and the American Southwest with Alexander Leighton, and a major visual ethnography (1954-55) of Vicos, Peru, with Mary E.T. Collier. Subsequent work in New Mexico, Alaska, Arizona, and California included close attention to issues of cross cultural education and schooling. In 1967, he authored the acclaimed book, Visual Anthropology: Photography as a Research Method (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, second edition with Malcolm Collier (University of New Mexico Press, 1986). Collier was a founding member of both the Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA) and the Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE) and a long time supporter of SVA.

Past winners

2003 The Ones Who Are Wanted: the Politics of Representation in a Photographic Exhibition by Corinne Kratz.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.

2003 Changing Works: Visions of a Lost Agriculture by Douglas Harper. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.

2006 Woven Stories: Andean Textiles and Rituals by Andrea Heckman. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2003.

2008 A Danish Photographer of Idaho Images: Benedicte Wrensted by Joanna Cohan Scherer.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2006.

2012 Moving Images: John Layard, fieldwork and photography on Malakula since 1914 by Haidy Geismar and Anita Herle (2010: University of Hawaii Press).

2012 HONORABLE MENTION: Arapaho Journeys: Photographs and Stories from The Wind River Reservation by Sara Wiles (2011: University of Oklahoma Press)

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March 25, 2012

Call for Submissions – Still Photography Award

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

John Collier Jr. Award for Still Photography


2008 Winner

2008 Winner


The John Collier Jr. Award for Still Photography is awarded periodically to an author or photographer whose publication, exhibit, website, or other multimedia production exemplifies the use of still photographs (both historical and contemporary) for research and communication of anthropological knowledge.  The submission must have a strong visual research perspective along with being good documentary photography. The project must be nominated by a SVA member and include the consent of the person nominated.  A letter of nomination and the supporting material (including name, book title or exhibit, website or multimedia production, publisher, author’s mailing address, phone and email) should accompany two copies of the creative work and be sent to the Committee Chairperson. The SVA board appointed committee of three then reviews the submitted works to decide on its merits.  Winners are announced during the SVA/AAA meetings and presented with a John Collier Jr. or Mary Collier print, courtesy of the Collier Family Collection. Submissions for 2012 should be mailed to:  The Collier Committee c/o Andrea Heckman Chairperson, P. O. Box 714, Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525.

Deadlines for Submission and Award Notification:

May 1st deadline for receipt of nomination and book submission to SVA

July 31 committee decision will be submitted to SVA President and Secretary

August 10th award information submitted to AAA program committee


The Collier Award is sponsored by the SVA Board of Directors in honor of the life and work of John Collier Jr. (1913-1992). Although suffering hearing loss and cognitive impairments early in life John Collier’s visual genius was enhanced by his early association with the well-known painter, Maynard Dixon and his wife Dorothea Lange. Other important influences were the artist Nicolai Fechin, the photographer Paul Strand, and the elders and compatriots in the American Indian communities of his youth. He worked as photographer for Roy E. Stryker in the FSA (Farm Security Administration) and the OWI (Office of War Information) during the early 1940s, with later professional photographic work in the Canadian Arctic, South American, and the United States.

His first formal visual anthropological work (1946) was in Otavalo, Ecuador with the Ecuadorian anthropologist Aníbal Buitrón. This was followed with work in Nova Scotia and the American Southwest with Alexander Leighton, and a major visual ethnography (1954-55) of Vicos, Peru, with Mary E.T. Collier. Subsequent work in New Mexico, Alaska, Arizona, and California included close attention to issues of cross cultural education and schooling. In 1967, he authored the acclaimed book, Visual Anthropology: Photography as a Research Method (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, second edition with Malcolm Collier (University of New Mexico Press, 1986). Collier was a founding member of both the Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA) and the Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE) and a long time supporter of SVA.


Past winners

2003 The Ones Who Are Wanted: the Politics of Representation in a Photographic Exhibition by Corinne Kratz.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.

2003 Changing Works: Visions of a Lost Agriculture by Douglas Harper. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.

2006 Woven Stories: Andean Textiles and Rituals by Andrea Heckman. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2003.

2008 A Danish Photographer of Idaho Images: Benedicte Wrensted by Joanna Cohan Scherer.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2006.

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March 10, 2012

Call for Films – 5th Festival of Visual Anthropology ASPEKTY

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Festival of Visual Anthropology ASPEKTY in Poland is pleased to announce submission for the 5th edition of festival. Submissions are free and open for every documentary films from any field of ethnographic, anthropological, analytical approach to cultures and societies. Festival has audience competition program. Submitted films must have been completed after year 2008

Entries Deadline: 1st July , 2012; Films Delivery Deadline: 31st July, 2012;
5th Festival of Visual Anthropology ASPEKTY 2012 Torun, 22nd – 25th November 2012
Ethnographic Museum in Torun, Poland

ASPEKTY is a yearly anthropological film festival, which aims in exploring various areas of culture. The principle of the festival is to discover and present various relations, phenomena, interactions and mechanisms within cultures For more information and submission forms, rules please visit http://aspektyfestival.pl/en or contact us: festival (AT) aspektyfestival.pl

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September 3, 2011

SVA Film & Media Festival Program announced

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The Society for Visual Anthropology presents the Film & Media Festival in Montréal for 2011.  You can download our preliminary program below.

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January 21, 2011

SIMA: Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology

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SIMA: Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology

Supported by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Science Foundation

June 27 – July 22, 2011

Application deadline: MARCH 1 2011

SIMA is a graduate student training program in museum research methods offered through the Dept. of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.  Students participate in seminars and hands-on workshops at the museum and at an off-site collections facility, learning to navigate museum systems and select methods for examination and analysis of museum specimens while collecting data for a project of their choice.

WHO: Graduate students interested in using museum collections as data

DATES: Applications are due MARCH 1, 2011; SIMA 2011 dates are June 27 – July 22, 2011

COST : The program covers tuition and housing (provided at a local university). A small stipend will be provided to assist with the cost of food and other local expenses. Participants are individually responsible for the cost of travel.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://anthropology.si.edu/summerinstitute/



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January 11, 2011

SVA Media Festival 2011 – Montreal

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The Society for Visual Anthropology Film, Video, and Interactive Media Festival encourages the submission of short works (under 15 minutes), full-length ethnographic films, audio/photo essays, and interactive media.  Awards will be given to the best works in a number of categories, including student films and short films.

We begin accepting films starting January 15th, 2011 with a final  submission deadline of April 15, 2011. Early bird and student discounts available. For more information on the categories, or to submit a film, login to our film submission website at WithoutABox.com

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November 1, 2010

5th ANNUAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL FILM FESTIVAL AT UBC

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We invite you to submit your latest films to our 5th annual Anthropological Film festival. This is an international, juried film festival at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

You’ll find festival details and the application form on the Ethnographic Film Unit website: http://anthfilm.anth.ubc.ca.

The submission deadline is December 15, 2010; the festival is May 1, 2011.


The Ethnographic Film Unit at UBC
Department of Anthropology
The University of British Columbia
6303 NW Marine Drive,
Vancouver, BC, Canada.  V6T 1Z1
http://anthfilm.anth.ubc.ca

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October 29, 2010

Call for Videos–Applied Video Festival at the Society for Applied Anthropology, Seattle 2011

October 29, 2010 | By |

The Society for Applied Anthropology will hold a one-day Applied Video
Festival at the 71st Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington. The
festival is on April 1, 2011. One video producer will win a cash prize
of $250 and free registration ($120) to attend the conference.

This open call for video submissions welcomes all genres ranging from
the ethnographic to the expository and experimental. We welcome
submissions that address in form or content the mission of the SfAA.
The awardee will have produced a video that deftly balances applied
investigations with provocative videographical storytelling. To enter
the competition, please submit a short or long format video on DVD to
the address below. The winner must be present at the conference to
collect the award and be available for a question and answer session
after the screening of the film. There is no student award. Videos
will have been finished after 2009.

Along with your DVD submission please send an email with a 100 word
abstract to Adam Fish at rawbird@gmail.com and Darby C Stapp at
dstapp@pocketinet.com with the subject heading: SfAA Video Festival.
The deadline to submit the video is February 1, 2011. Individuals who
have submitted a paper/poster abstract for the Program, may also
submit a video for the Applied Video Festival.

Conference Location:
Hyatt Regency
Society for Applied Anthropology
71st Annual Meeting
March 29-April 2, 2011

Conference information is found at http://www.sfaa.net/sfaa2011.html
Please send DVDs here:
Darby C. Stapp, PhD
Seattle 2011 Program Chair
P.O. Box 1721
Richland, WA 99352

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April 6, 2010

Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology

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The purpose of the Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology is to encourage students to incorporate visual analysis in their study and understanding of social phenomena. The contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students (majoring in any social science). Students must be currently enrolled or have received their degrees no earlier than the end of the term finishing just before the meeting of the International Sociological Association (ISA) at which the prize is to be awarded. Entries for the second round of the contest (prizes to be awarded at the World Congress of Sociology, July 2010) must be received by May 1, 2010. Up to three cash prizes will be awarded, with the winners being chosen by May 15, 2010. The first prize will be $2500 (USD), the second $1500, and the third $500. It is anticipated that the prize will be awarded biennially.

Entries consist of: 1) a social science commentary (up to one page in length, in English) on one of the photos by Rachel Tanur displayed at http://racheltanurmemorialprize.com to be posted on the website; 2) an original photo taken by the entrant and an accompanying social science commentary (up to one page in length, in English), both to be posted at http://racheltanurmemorialprize.com; and 3) a letter (which can be sent via a contact form on the website) from the student’s advisor or other official from the contestant’s department attesting to his/her student status.

For full information and to submit material for the contest, please go to http://racheltanurmemorialprize.com.

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