Anthropology and Photography: The Visual and the Text in Anthropology

İskender Yıldırım
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Anthropology and photography have come on the scene together in the 19th century. One of the first use of still pictures in the fieldwork was carried out by Alfred Cort Haddon in the expedition to Torres Straits Islands in 1898. As a mechanical by-product of European technology, camera has taken a significant role during fieldworks of ethnographers. Argonauts of the Western Pacific of Malinowski, a turning point of anthropology, has brought a new ethnographic writing which has changed the role photography in anthropology. In this paper it will be discussed the visual and the text in their historical context.

Keywords: Anthropology and Photography, The Visual and the Text in Anthropology
Stream: Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Humanities
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
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İskender Yıldırım

Research Assistant, Folklore Department, Ankara University
Ankara, Turkey


2006-(ongoing)PhD Ankara University Folklore

2006 MA Ankara University Social Anthropology and Ethnology

2002 BA Ankara University Folklore

Ref: I07P0544