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New Film: "A Wanderer's Japan" by Justin Risley

My student from last semester, Justin Risley, recently finished this short film about his experiences in Japan from January to May, 2019. I see it as a very nice collage of ethnographic visual and sound bites and a great example of visual anthropology. Check it out! And you can check out Justin's other work at https://www.justinrisley.com/Always so cool to hear from my students and see their visual projects! [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
Tags: Film, Documentary, Anthropology, Visual Anthropology


「Visual Anthropology of Japan: Neighborhood Fall Festival」Presentation at AJJ 2019 Spring Workshop @ Minpaku

Anthropology of Japan in Japan 2019 Spring Workshop April 20-21, 2019 The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku), Suita City, Osaka http://www.minpaku.ac.jp See schedule below for other presentations. 「Visual Anthropology of Japan: Neighborhood Fall Festival」 Sunday, April 21, 2019 14:30, Conference Room 6 Abstract: For over fifteen years, I have been living in Shirogaki-cho in Kadoma City, Osaka Prefecture, a small bedroom community conveniently located between a...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Anthropology, Community, Shinto, Visual Anthropology, Visual Ethnography, Fall Festival, Minpaku, Danjiri, Shirogaki, Kadoma City Osaka Prefecture, Ronald Dore, Eyal Ben Ari, Ted Bestor, Lucile Druet


「31st」- A Film about Halloween in Japan

Halloween in Japan has exploded in the last 10-15 years or so. Now, Halloween merchandise and activities start in August and sometimes even continue into November. I would even make the claim that Halloween sales and celebrations rival those of Christmas in Japan. Globalization moves quickly. The recent popularity of Halloween here is hard to convey to my students, after all many of them are used to such things in their own countries. But the numerous comments and observations of old-timers and ...
Tags: Halloween, Video, Japan, Fun, United States, Anthropology, Visual Anthropology, Weird Globalization


"Writing with Light Photo Essays - A Collaboration between Cultural Anthropology and Visual Anthropology Review"

Today in my Documenting Japan class the students are starting their Two-Frame Photo Story Presentations. The assignment was inspired by my participation in a visual literacy workshop run by John Condon and Miguel Gandert at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication Workshop in 2009 and the film Life Through a Lens about photographer Annie Liebovitz. The experimentation of experience with photography combining image and text remains important and relevant. See announcement below: Writi...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Anthropology, Homeless, AAA, Announcement, Lens, John Condon, Visual Anthropology, Nuclear Disaster, Two-frame Photo Story, Miguel Gandert, Annie Liebovitz, Cultural Anthropology, Visual Anthropology Review, Japan Today


"Ethnography and Street Photography" (New article at Anthropology News) plus some bonuses...

Really interesting article incorporating text and photos by Brent Luvaas recently posted at Anthropology News. Short excerpt: Street photography, notes Magnum photographer Alex Webb, is a practice of harnessing serendipity. Photographers never know what they are going to find when they go out on the streets. They have to stay open to what comes their way and be ready for it when it does. They have to let go of expectations, plan to have no plan. They are, writes Webb, “at the mercy of the world ...
Tags: Photography, Anthropology, Methods, Street Photography, Ethnography, Webb, Alex Webb, Visual Anthropology, Brent Luvaas


“Natural History on Film – Constituting Universal Knowledge Through Images”

Announcement via Visual Anthropology Forum: Discussion & Screening “Natural History on Film – Constituting Universal Knowledge Through Images” To record all the events occurring in the world, and to possess it: such a thought is no more a scientific fantasy. With the spread of video sharing on the internet, a participative constitution of knowledge has become possible on an international scale. As early as 1951, such a venture was already undertaken in Germany. Under the name of Encylopedia Cin...
Tags: Japan, Film, Germany, Anthropology, Announcement, Visual Anthropology, Visual Anthropology Forum


Bagram Santa

Easily lending themselves to multiple forms of misunderstanding, the Pentagon nevertheless regularly produces images of military personnel dressed as Santa Claus. This too is a pattern, minor in terms of the number of such photographs, but still a recurring feature. The images in this third and final photo essay of this series, come out of… Read More Bagram Santa
Tags: Photography, Afghanistan, Anthropology, Santa Claus, Pentagon, Militarization, Photo Essay, Imperialism, Bagram Air Base, Militarism, Visual Anthropology, Military Life Imagery, Bagram Santa


Bagram Santa

Easily lending themselves to multiple forms of misunderstanding, the Pentagon nevertheless regularly produces images of military personnel dressed as Santa Claus. This too is a pattern, minor in terms of the number of such photographs, but still a recurring feature. The images in this third and final photo essay of this series, come out of… Read More Bagram Santa
Tags: Photography, Afghanistan, Anthropology, Santa Claus, Pentagon, Militarization, Photo Essay, Imperialism, Bagram Air Base, Militarism, Visual Anthropology, Military Life Imagery, Bagram Santa


The Babysitter

Big Chief, Big Daddy, Big Babysitter to the World If “winning hearts and minds” is at the top of your global campaign agenda for strategic communication, then you need to insert yourself into some of the most intimate, domestic, and familial places of restive, hungry, and increasingly angry populations. Getting all domestic is what the… Read More The Babysitter
Tags: Photography, Anthropology, Pentagon, Flickr, Militarization, Photo Essay, Imperialism, Dod, Babysitter, Militarism, Humanitarian Imperialism, Visual Anthropology, Strategic Communication, Winning Hearts And Minds


Bare Feet

Encoding Poverty, Backwardness, and Dependency in US Military Imagery Bare feet. Ever since I was a small child, I have been made aware of how not wearing shoes was symbolically loaded with ideas of poverty, backwardness, primitiveness, or being low class. Images of barefoot people in newspapers and magazines almost always showed villagers in Africa… Read More Bare Feet
Tags: Photography, US, Poverty, Anthropology, Pentagon, Dependency, Flickr, Militarization, Photo Essay, Symbolism, Civilization, Barefoot, Dod, Bare Feet, Symbols, Underdevelopment