An ISSR two-day workshop at UMass
9:00 am to 4:00 pm June 13-14, 2013
Location: W32 Machmer Hall
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More and more researchers are becoming interested in the range of possibilities for incorporating image-based methods into their research projects and fieldwork. Image-based methods allow for researchers to engage with their subjects and communities in ways that expand both the focus and scope of the research, allowing for collaboration, subject-generated visual data, and group/team projects.
This two-day workshop will familiarize participants and give them hands-on practice with doing photo elicitation interviews, subject-generated videos/photo projects, conducting interviews with video, and documenting social events with video. In addition, strategies for cataloguing and post-production of video will be addressed, as well as concerns regarding fair use, copyright, informed consent, and the ethics of visual representation in the digital age.
Cost: $100 faculty, $40 graduate students (includes lunch)
Workshop Leader: Kevin Taylor Anderson
Kevin Taylor Anderson is a visual anthropologist and filmmaker. His recent film, Tokunbo, was shot in Lagos, Nigeria and examined class disparity in the burgeoning metropolis through the lens of the used car industry. The film has received several screenings, including at the African Studies conference at Syracuse University, the Bay Path College Social Justice Annual Faculty Development Event, and the University of Washington. He is currently in post-production on his latest film, Pompeii in Layers: A Sensual Archaeology. He is a lecturer in Media, Culture, and Visual Methods at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.