As the journal of the Society for Visual Anthropology, Visual Anthropology Review promotes the discussion of visual studies, broadly conceived. Within its breadth, visual anthropology includes both the study of visual aspects of cultural lives and experience, and the use of visual techniques and technologies in anthropological research, representation and teaching. The journal also highlights innovative forms of ethnographic production and anthropological practice that explore the potentialities of sensory scholarship.
The journal welcomes articles, reviews and commentary on the use of multimedia, still photography, film, video and non-camera generated images, as well as on visual ideologies, Indigenous media, applied anthropology, art practice, dance, architecture and material culture. Access to Visual Anthropology Review is part of membership in SVA. To learn more about membership in SVA, click here.
The Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA) is a section of the American Anthropological Association. We promote the study of visual representation and media. Both research methods and teaching strategies fall within the scope of the society. SVA members are involved in all aspects of production, dissemination, and analysis of visual forms. Works in film, video, photography, and computer-based multimedia explore signification, perception, and communication-in-context, as well as a multitude of other anthropological and ethnographic themes.