The 2011 AAA Photo Contest is a showcase of anthropology at its best. Of the 93 photos submitted, AAA members selected their favorites in each of the four categories: Practice, People, Place and Process. You can view the top 20 photos in Anthropology News. Here on the AAA blog, we will feature several of the photos in this blog series, Photo Friday.
Title: Mothers of a Naming Ceremony in the Gambia
Photo Courtesy of Flordeliz Bugarin
Contest Category: People
Caption: To celebrate their children, the Jabang family hosted a Naming Ceremony. This Mandinka Naming Ceremony involved dancing throughout the night, music, and a visit from the Kankurang (a masked dancer who is covered in leaves).
Look for details on the 2012 AAA Photo Contest in late April!
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