The 2018 John Collier Jr. Award for Excellence in the Use of Still Photography

The Society for Visual Anthropology is pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of the John Collier Jr. Award for Excellence in the Use of Still Photography 2018 will be awarded to Monrovia Modern:Urban Form and Political Imagination in Liberia by Danny Hoffman during the American Anthropology Association Annual Meeting at the SVA Business Meeting on Thursday, November 15.

What Do We Want Anthropology to Resemble?

 This was, in many ways, the question which was driving the organizers of this year’s SVA/AES joint conference, hosted in Philadelphia, PA, this past March. The conference theme “Resemblance” is, according to the organizers’ call for proposals, “at the very heart of anthropology, as its practitioners have sought to demonstrate the commonalities of all people.”

Thomas D. Blakely, Lifetime Achievement Award 2015

The Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA)’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2015 was awarded to Thomas Dustin Blakely. He received his PhD from Northwestern University in 1981 and was a founding member of the SVA, serving as its President and its representative on the American Anthropological Association Executive Board in 1986 and 1987. He has done […]