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This thoroughly researched book draws upon an intimate knowledge of the history of anthropology, photography and the world’s major anthropological practitioners.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. Early anthropology celebrated photography as a physical record, whose authority and permanence promised an escape from the lack of certainty in speech.

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Visit our Help Pages. Review quote ‘A masterful synthesis of his twenty years of explorations into the parallel histories of anthropology anthrooplogy photography, Chris Pinney’s intellectual archeologies of image, observation, and evidence are at once deeply historical, deeply contemporary, deeply critical, and deeply provocative.

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But later anthropologists faulted photography for failing to capture movement and process. Special offers and product promotions Also check our best rated Photography Book reviews.

For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: I can t imagine a more vivid blow-up of how the photographic magic of realism mirrors and shadows the anthropological realism of magic. This book provides an accessible and succinct exploration of the two practices and the ways in which photography has been made to do anthropological work.


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Not only was the book cheaper, but it was brand new as well, exactly as stated in chgistopher description. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Showing of 1 reviews. Autumn Anthrooplogy Autumn Spring For later anthropologists, this same quality became grounds to critique an imaging practice that failed to capture movement and process.

In this masterful work, Pinney draws upon his own important monographs. He is the author of Camera Indica: Early anthropology celebrated photography as a physical record, whose authority and permanence promised an escape from the lack of certainty in speech.

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