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In the FieldLife and Work in Cultural Anthropology$
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George Gmelch and Sharon Bohn Gmelch

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520289611

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520289611.001.0001

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Photography and Film in Ireland and Alaska

Photography and Film in Ireland and Alaska

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(p.142) 9 Photography and Film in Ireland and Alaska
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In the Field
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George Gmelch

Sharon Bohn Gmelch

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520289611.003.0009

This chapter discusses visual anthropology and several related research projects. One involves an analysis of historical images to explore the introduction of photography into Tlingit territory and the uses to which early photographs were put. A second uses old photographs of Irish Travellers in interviews with them to elicit their reflections on the dramatic changes (e.g., loss of nomadism) that have occurred in their lives. The chapter then discusses two forays into film: Sharon’s work as co-producer of an ethnographic film about the Tlingit, and both authors’ experiences as subjects in a documentary for Irish television.

Keywords:   Tlingit Indians, Visual Anthropology, Ethnographic Film, Photo Elicitation, Interpreting Historical Photographs

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