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The ways in which film and photographic mediums can be incorporated within ethnography is a continuing challenge for anthropologists. The papers within this special focus on visual anthropology provide different examples of the inclusion of visual components in ethnography from current research...
This paper explores the politics of belonging for a young generation of East Timorese, known as the Geração Foun (Tetum, young/new generation), illustrated through the eyes of Osme, a youth who is wrestling to find his place in independent East Timor from afar, in Australia. Through a range of...
The filming of ‘significant others’ (other cultures or other animals) is subject to different filmmaking styles and generally viewed by different audiences. My research encompasses people from another culture, Mongolian herders, and their engagement with non-human animals, horses, cattle, sheep...
This paper examines the representation of Bai ethnicity based on a video made by a local Bai cameraman for temple carers. Presenting this video as a case of identity construction, this article deals with how a locally made video functions as a constructive tool which allows the cameraman and the...
This paper explores a number of family and individual portraits taken on fieldwork in rural Indonesian villages, and how they can be used to reveal ethnographic information about the subjects. Formal family photographs are generally characterised by strict conventions and stiff groupings,...
This article extends visual anthropological concerns into a new subject area that of contemporary Indigenous Australian photography. It presents what could be described as an ethnography of one artistic photograph created by artist Christian Thompson, taking into account both the work's intended...
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