The photographic exhibition brings together an international group of social researchers/artist who use photography as a methodology. The exhibition would open a space to discuss but also to show how the practice of photography can be of value to anthropology, social research and beyond.
Challenging the limits of the visual arts and social sciences, I am interested in curating a multidisciplinary and collaboratory photographic exhibition by contributing researchers/artists who are currently practicing and using photography both as a research methodology and as an art form. Social researchers who are both ethnographers and art practitioners form a new hybrid family of academics who have embraced visual practices and particularly the practice of photography as their research methodology. The exhibition would provide the conference with an innovative approach to current practices of visual anthropology, field research and the dissemination of knowledge. The exhibition will highlight how photography engages and dialogues with society, history and memory. The exhibition will also show how art and anthropology can collaborate but most importantly become fused as one professional academic discipline and not as separate entities. The exhibition of photographic works would form part and become an extension and accompaniment to a panel entitled: Photography as a research method. The photographic works would be of the presenters from this panel.