Hosted by: Society for Visual Anthropology
Of interest to: Students, researchers, applied, generalists
Primary Theme: Humanistic Anthropology, Technical Skill Development
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This interactive workshop will take you from conceptualizing and creating images in the field, to editing choices and post-production software, and end with considerations on publication and display. On the journey we will discuss technical matters as well as explore the ethical, theoretical, and methodological issues key to visual argumentation and communication.
We start with a discussion on what makes a good image (both technically & aesthetically) and how to create one. From there we will advance to a discussion of the opportunities and constraints intrinsic to image-based research and representation. We will work around the question “what constitutes good visual argumentation?” developing specific guidelines for critiquing and constructing academic visual arguments and representations.
Building on this framework, and foregrounding the comparative strengths and weaknesses of visual versus textual media, participants will then be given the opportunity to work on constructing their own “visual arguments.” Further development will then be facilitated via a group debriefing amongst workshop participants. Participants should bring a laptop computer or tablet. Sets of images will be provided, but feel free to bring your own series of 20-40 images related to your research interests.