From Daguerreotype to Digital: Anthropology and Photography
June 28 - August 31, 2012
Anthropology and photography have a long history together, dating back nearly to their origins in the mid-nineteenth century. Photography was embraced by anthropologists and others seeking new ways to portray human physiognomy, culture, and experience. Each technical innovation allowed anthropologists to expand their examination of human existence around the world, from early daguerreotypes to today's digital photographs and video. The exhibition is curated by Lisa Barbash, Associate Curator of Visual Anthropology.