Close Encounters of a Hairy Kind

Hair is something we think we know. Growing spontaneously from our heads, demanding attention throughout our lives, it is intrinsically bound up with our identities and biographies, our sense of who we are. We know it by its appearance, texture, and feel, its ability to frame and represent us or let us down. We are […]

Visual Anthropology in the 21st Century

The Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA) has been around since 1984. Our members come from around the world and are involved in all aspects of the production, dissemination, and analysis of visual forms. Promoting the use of  audio-visual forms for the description, analysis, communication and interpretation of human behavior, the SVA aims to push the […]