Photography or exhibit or photo essay
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The theme of precarious labor and life is taken up by many of the authors in the February issue of Cultural Anthropology. Registering this visually in the mode of photography, “Imagining Precarious Life in Tulum, Mexico” is a striking complement to these articles. A textual essay by Cuelenaere and José Rabasa on this photo exhibit is in progress.
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Laurence Cuelenaere received her PhD in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently an Associate Scholar in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. She has conducted ethnographic research in Bolivia and Mexico focusing on questions of belief, indigenous politics, and intercultural philosophy. Her most recent publication is “Paradoxes of Belief as Perceived in the Uses of Creer, Creencia, and Criyincia in the Northern Bolivian Highlands” (Ethnohistory, 2013). As a photographer, she studied with Nick Johnson at The New England School of Photography. Cuelenaere is currently working on a photo essay on precarious life in the Bolivian highlands.
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Various disciplines weigh images and text with different levels of priority: photo journalism prioritizes text (there may only be one image for inches of text), whereas art photography prioritizes image (many images may only contain captions). The argument about text and image in anthropology is that photos usually supplement text and as images simply illustrate what the text already states. In this essay, there is very little deliberate conversation between the text and image and I read that the authors expect the viewer to sense or feel something from the image that then resonates with the text, or vice versa.”