Visual Anthropology From Latin America - Special Issue.

Angela Torresan (Guest editor), Carlos Y. Flores (Guest editor)

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This special issue emerges from a penal we organise panel on the trends of ethnographic film-making in Latin America for the 15th Royal Anthropological Institute Film Festival that took place in Bristol, UK, from 29 March to 1 April 2017. Our intention was to ask how visual anthropologists have been engaging with and learning from the socio, political, and historical pluralities of voices and places within Latin America in ways that question hegemonic Euro/American-centric anthropological and audio-visual aesthetics and epistemologies. None of us is interested in setting out a definition for a Latin American visual anthropology based on common themes or on specific theoretical or methodological perspectives or narratives. Our endeavour is necessarily open-ended. We ask what does it mean to think about the production of audio-images from a Latin American perspective – rather than simply made in Latin America? We relate this question to the broader political issues at play in the encounter between anthropology and image-making.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages140
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


  • Ethnographic film, Latin America, visual anthropology


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