Visual Anthropology: Photography as a Research Method

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UNM Press, Jan 1, 1986 - Social Science - 248 pages
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First published in 1967,Visual Anthropologyhas become a classic in its field, invaluable not only for anthropologists but for anyone using photography, film, and video to understand human behavior and culture. This completely revised and expanded edition brings the technical information up to date and includes the insights the Colliers have gained from nearly thirty-five additional years of collective teaching and research experience since the first edition.

  

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I'm currently doing research in visual communications and found a lot of useful information in this book. Thank you to the authors!

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read page 77 to 99 to know about social interaction and photography

Contents

The Camera in the Field
15
Mapping
29
Photographing Technology
65
Photographing Social Circumstance
77
Interviewing with Photographs
99
How Photographs Function in Interviewing
105
Psychological Significance and Overtones of Visual
117
Risks to Rapport in Photographing Probing
133
Film and Video in Field Research
145
Ethnographic Film and Its Relationship
151
Principles of Visual Research
161
Analysis of Still and Moving Images
175
Practical Procedures in Analysis
185
Finding Patterns and Meaning
195
Making Conclusions
203
References
238

Film and Video
139

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About the author (1986)

BRYAN COLLIER is the author and illustrator of the Coretta Scott King Award-winning book"Uptown". He received Caldecott Honors for the books "Martin's Big Words" by Doreen Rappaport, which was also a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book; "Rosa" by Nikki Giovanni, which received the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award; and, most recently, and "Dave the Potter" by Laban Carrick Hill. Mr. Collier lives in New York. Visit him at www.bryancollier.com.

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