Visual Ethnography

download Visual Ethnography

If you can't read please download the document

  • date post

    27-May-2015
  • Category

    Documents

  • view

    313
  • download

    1

Embed Size (px)

Transcript of Visual Ethnography

  • 1. VISUALETHNOGRAPHY analyzing human behavior through the lens of a cameraPRESENTATION : DESIGN & DELIVERY | SPRING 2011 | JOSH RITENOUR

2. VISUALMANIFESTATIONPRESENTATION : DESIGN & DELIVERY | SPRING 2011 | JOSH RITENOUR 3. Visual anthropology logically proceeds from thebelief that culture is manifested through visiblesymbols embedded in gestures,ceremonies, rituals, and artifacts situated inconstructed and natural environments. 4. V I S U A LS Y M B O L SGESTURES CERIMONIESRITUALS ARTIFACTSCULTURE 5. VISUALSCENARIOS 6. Culture is conceived of as manifesting itself inscripts with plots involving actors and actresseswith lines, costumes, props, and settings.The cultural self is the sum of the scenarios inwhich one participates. 7. V I S U A L S Y M B O L SGESTURESCERIMONIESRITUALS ARTIFACTS CULTURE CULTURAL SELF LINESCOSTUMESPROPSSETTINGS M A N I F E S T I N G P L O T S 8. VISUALRESPONSES 9. Ethnographers employ photographs in the field toinduce responses in an interview. The primaryfunction of photographs taken in the field is as anaide-de-memoire, to help reconstitute events in themind of the ethnographer. 10. V I S U A L S Y M B O L SGESTURESCERIMONIESRITUALS ARTIFACTS CULTURE CULTURAL SELF LINESCOSTUMESPROPSSETTINGS M A N I F E S T I N G P L O T S 11. VISUALLYINDESCERNIBLE 12. On a formal level, photographs taken byanthropologists are indistinguishable from thesnapshots or artistically intended images taken bytourists-that is, there is no discernibleanthropological photographic style. 13. VISUALPRESENTATION 14. If one can see culture, then researchers should beable to employ audiovisual technologies to recordit as data amenable to analysis and presentation. 15. Inor deph r tot o u ei og s eor th raas er ph da as sPRESENTATION : DESIGN & DELIVERY | SPRING 2011 | JOSH RITENOUR t a da VISUAL so we g ta m n en tr h e ee er ea o no d at a w t i t o t ornd vie on h s un e w of ave ph d rsw o erhe to sth gr tan er ap d ar th hii n e os c i ETHNOGRAPHY foe mrmvi ag reor a ew entse ser ssar cher s.