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The Anthropologist as Curator: Introducing a Digital Photography Exhibition as a Collaborative and Participatory Fieldwork Method

Walton, S; (2016) The Anthropologist as Curator: Introducing a Digital Photography Exhibition as a Collaborative and Participatory Fieldwork Method. Visual Ethnography , 5 (1) pp. 47-67. 10.12835/ve2016.1-0058. Green open access

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Abstract

Collaborative and participatory ethnographic methods present the possibility of an intriguing contemporary shift; from the anthropologist’s role as author to one of curator in/of the digital landscape. Photographs, blogs, and digital exhibitions can all be incorporated into the methodology and storytelling of Internet-related ethnographic research. In this article, I reflect upon the rationale of curating a digital photography exhibition as a fieldwork method during my research with Iranian photobloggers. I discuss how the digital exhibition offered me unique way of collaborating – remotely and online – with my interlocutors and other participants physically based in different countries. I conclude by evaluating the digital exhibition’s broader methodological and epistemological implications for digital/visual anthropology.

Type: Article
Title: The Anthropologist as Curator: Introducing a Digital Photography Exhibition as a Collaborative and Participatory Fieldwork Method
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.12835/ve2016.1-0058
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.12835/ve2016.1-0058
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Digital photography, digital exhibitions, collaborative visual methods, digital curation, remote ethnography
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10052696
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