Photography and Anthropology. Christopher Pinney. Reaktion Books, London, pages, with 89 illustrations, 68 colour. Softcover. Buy Photography and Anthropology (Exposures) by Christopher Pinney (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free. In Photography and Anthropology, Christopher Pinney presents a provocative and readable account of the strikingly parallel histories of the two disciplines.

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Add both to Basket. Customers who bought this item also bought. Though viewed as modern and rational, this quality of photography in fact propelled anthropologists towards the ‘primitive’ lives of those they studied.

Paperback with flaps ISBN: Sent from and sold by Amazon. In this masterful work, Pinney draws upon his own important monographs to present an engagingly idiosyncratic selection of cases and anecdotes from around the world and across literatures. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Looking for beautiful books? Catalogues Download PDF catalogues: Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Christopher Pinney’s provocative and eminently readable account provides a polemical narrative of anthropologists’ use of photography from the s to the present.


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Photography and Anthropology, Pinney

Early anthropology celebrated photography as a physical record, whose authority and permanence promised an escape from the lack of certainty in speech. In this excellent book to teach undergraduates, thoughts of theoreticians and anthropological luminaries are balanced by indigenous pbotography readers need to hear.

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For later anthropologists, this same quality became pimney to critique an imaging practice that failed to capture movement and process. Reaktion Books 1 April Language: The photography part is ok. But throughout these twists and turns, anthropology as a practice of ‘being there’ has found itself entwined in an intimate engagement with photography as metaphor for the collection of evidence. As Pinney effectively points out, photography and anthropology grew up together, and an investigation which deconstructs their contexts of use brings out some very useful insights into the construction of an anthropological way of looking and the application of a technology for looking.


Pierre Loti Richard M. This book provides an accessible and succinct exploration of the two practices and the ways in which photography has been made to do anthropological photobraphy.

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