Title: Barbershop Caption: Mahajanga, July 27, 2012 Bob Marley blasts from a stereo and a group of young men sit chatting as they get their hair cut. This street is all barbershops. They all have hand drawn signs with names like "Coiffure Zion", "No AIDS coiffure", "Coiffure USA", and walls with posters of sports icons, hip hop artist, religious symbols and graffiti. Barbershops are spaces of youth in the city, where global culture meets individual style.  Photo courtesy Sarah Gould

AAA congratulates 2013 Photo Contest Winners in the People category: Ivan Sandoval Cervantes, Robert Desjarlais, Sarah Gould, Sera Kinoglu, Damon Lynch, Julie Maldonado, Amy Malek and Carla McNelly.Be sure to also view the winning photographs in the People and Process & Practice categories.

AAA members voted on their favorite photos in September and Anthropology News is pleased to present the photos here.  We’d like to thank everybody who participated in this year’s photo contest, either by entering photos or by voting.

Top Selection in Place Category: Barbershop by Sarah Gould

Barbershop

Title: Barbershop Caption: Mahajanga, July 27, 2012 Bob Marley blasts from a stereo and a group of young men sit chatting as they get their hair cut. This street is all barbershops. They all have hand drawn signs with names like “Coiffure Zion”, “No AIDS coiffure”, “Coiffure USA”, and walls with posters of sports icons, hip hop artist, religious symbols and graffiti. Barbershops are spaces of youth in the city, where global culture meets individual style.  Photo courtesy Sarah Gould

Marseille, 2012 by Robert Desjarlais

Marseille, 2012

Title: Marseille, 2012 Caption: Marseille, 2012. How does one photograph memories? I am interested in how photographs can reach toward a life irrevocably past but still resonant in a person’s remembrances. In 1982-83 I lived in France, and studied at a university there. I learned French, made good friends, visited Paris, and hitchhiked through Europe. I have long since lost touch with everyone I knew then. This past year I returned to France after a thirty year absence. I used the camera to reflect on the nature of memory and the passing of time. I am crafting the images into an anthropologically informed photographic memoir, entitled “Byzantz.”  Photo courtesy Robert Desjarlais

Cambodian Monks by Sera Kinoglu

Cambodian Monks

Title: Cambodian Monks Caption: Though earning its reputation as a tourist destination, many Cambodian monks also visit Angkor Wat’s temples to reflect on their practice. Traveling in small groups, they are vividly noticeable in contrast with the throngs of tourists. Angkor Wat serves an important role in Cambodian culture and is a distinct source of reverence for many Cambodians both spiritually and historically.  Photo courtesy Sera Kinoglu

Madiyan Hot Springs by Damon Lynch

Madiyan hot springs

Title: Madiyan hot springs Caption: The Madiyan hot springs are located in a valley in Tajikistan’s Eastern Pamir mountains, at an altitude of 3,755 m (12,300 ft). The valley’s river is a tributary to Murgab River, which flows from Murgab to Sarez Lake. A 1911 earthquake created a natural dam–the world’s highest–on the Murgab River, forming Sarez Lake. Were the dam to collapse in future, the docile river in this photo would have then contributed to unleashing a catastrophic flood of mind-boggling proportions. In summer the Kyrgyz girl in this photo stays with her grandmother, who maintains the hot springs. Photo taken on July 24, 2012.  Photo courtesy Damon Lynch

Above the Rising Tide by Julie Maldonado

Above the Rising Tide

Title: Above the Rising Tide Caption: Pointe-au-Chien, Louisiana, July 2012 A rainbow stretches across a ghost forest just south of Pointe-au-Chien, Louisiana. The tree on the right in front of the eroded land had 20 feet of land stretching in front of it less than six months prior; now in the water, it is an example of the intense erosion, saltwater intrusion, and land loss occurring in the area. Despite this small, native fishing community, and other nearby communities, experiencing severe environmental degradation, oil-industry related impacts, increasing exposure to hurricanes, and risk of displacement, they continue to prevail and adapt to the encroaching rising tide. Photo courtesy Julie Maldonado

The King & I by Amy Malek

The King & I

Title: The King & I Caption: Stockholm, Sweden (May 2012) At the 2012 Anatolian Cultural Festival in Stockholm, a woman sits with 7 costumed men for a photo-op in front of a facade of Mardin, Turkey. The facade is one of many large architectural replicas presented at this touring festival, where visitors are invited to learn about history and culture while imagining themselves in the cities, mosques, and palaces of ancient and early modern Anatolia. Such structures are made possible by corporate sponsorships and Turkish tourism boards, influencing the representations included. In this photo, Mardin envelops an iconic statue of King Charles XIII in KungsträdgÃ¥rden, such that he appears to climb Mardin’s hilly terrain. Photo courtesy Amy Malek

Looking at the United States by Carla McNelly

Looking at the United States

Title: Looking at the United States Caption: Tijuana, Mexico, February 12, 2011 Four fences between neighbors. Photo courtesy Carla McNelly

The Hill of Maria Sanchez by Ivan Sandoval Cervantes

 The Hill of Maria Sanchez from the top of the Church of Zegache, Oaxaca

Title: The Hill of Maria Sanchez from the top of the Church of Zegache, Oaxaca Caption: This picture was taken on top of the church of Santa Ana Zegache, Oaxaca. From which I could see two of the most important geographic and symbolic landmarks of the town: Maria Sanchez (the hill) and the church (July 2011). Photo courtesy Ivan Sandoval Cervantes

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