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The Visual Anthropology Meetings (JAV) are cultural-academic events organized by a group of anthropologists and independent documentary filmmakers. Since 2005 our annual events have taken place with support from the School of National Anthropology (ENAH), the Autonomous University of Mexico City (UACM), the Claustro de Sor Juana University (UCSJ) and in close collaboration with the International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City (DocsDF).

These Meetings – with conferences, roundtable discussions, exhibitions of photography and visual arts and a sample of the best contemporary ethnographic documentaries – focus on promoting visual anthropology and the use of creative audiovisual media ranging from the social sciences, humanities and cultural studies.




Exposición fotográfica Uarhukua

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Etnoscopio invita a la exposición fotográfica Uarhukua; el juego de pelota p'urhépecha de Francisco Palma Lagunas que se inaugurará el jueves 29 de septiembre de 2011 a las 7:30 pm en la Sala de Exposiciones Temporales del Museo del Estado en Morelia, Michoacán.



Organizing Committee

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  • Antonio Zirión Pérez (Coordinación general)
  • Rodrigo Martínez Vargas (Producción)
  • Abeyamí Ortega Domínguez (Coordinación académica)
  • Valeria Pérez Vega (Coordinación de exposiciones)
  • Francisco Palma Lagunas (Coordinación de exposiciones)
  • Hélène Sorin (Coordinación Cine entre Culturas)
  • Hugo Chávez Carvajal (Comunicación web y coordinación de talleres)

Programa Retrospectiva Video Nas Aldeias

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Retrospectiva Vídeo Nas Aldeias: Ejerciendo la autonomía de la mirada.
Cineteca Nacional, sala 4. Del 4 al 7 de octubre, 2011



Descarga la programación completa aquí


Visual Anthropology

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There are innumerable possible links between anthropology and images. Images can be used as the object of study, a means of knowledge transfer, a way of keeping record or a research methodology, as a vehicle of knowledge for anthropological thought. Rather than as a specialization of sub-discipline of anthropology, we see visual anthropology as a paradigmatic methodology-theory for anthropology to tie in with other disciplines and areas, making it transdisciplinary.

Also, various art forms – such as cinema and photography – have taken anthropology as a source or motive of inspiration. Therefore visual anthropology products include everything from ethnographic film documentaries and anthropological photography, theoretical and academic studies on the image and visual culture, to other formats like multimedia, installation and performance art.

The Visual Anthropology Meetings aim to disseminate and reflect on all types of audiovisual materials that demonstrate an interest in knowing the different aspects and faces of human beings and their cultures. We differ from other photographic and documentary film events in that we have a strong belief that words and images are complementary media. Therefore we do not want simply to exhibit audiovisual products but stimulate proper reflection on the issues they raise.


Hijos de la Tierra de Milton Guran

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Las VI Jornadas de Antropología Visual invitan a la exposición "Hijos de la Tierra" de Milton Guran, el jueves 8 de septiembre a las 7:30 pm en la Biblioteca de México (Pza. Ciudadela #4 D.F.).


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