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2015 Photo Contest Starts!

The AAA Photo Contest returns again this year, and submission are open to all active AAA members, submit here!

By the End of a Day

“By the End of a Day” from Ming Xue, photo selected for May 2015.

If you could define your work in a single picture, what would it look like?

AAA members work all around the world, in the most diverse cultures imaginable, and we want to showcase them.  If you attended the annual meeting last year in Chicago, you may have noticed a calendar waiting in your complimentary bag with some truly gorgeous pictures—drawing not just from cultural anthropology, but also archaeology, linguistic, biological and political fields.

We’d like to do it again this year, drawing from a new batch of photographs provided by you, our membership.  Photographs can be anything you believe relates to your work; the photographs may not portray any nudity or illicit activity.

Contestants may submit their work in one of three categories: people, places, practice.  Along with your photograph, include a caption for your work, and a brief autobiographical statement of no more than 150 words.  Your biography will not affect your likelihood of being featured in the calendar—we just like to learn a little bit more about our active members. Photographs must be your own, and you must be a current member of the AAA.  Winning photos in the calendar will be printed at 11×8, so be sure the resolution is good enough to print at those dimensions.

You may begin submitting your photographs today. You are more than welcome to submit up to 3 photographs, but only one will potentially be featured in the calendar. The deadline for entries will be August 6th.  After we’ve processed the photos, we’ll put all qualified entries to the membership for a vote in the late summer. The votes will be tallied, and the top 12 photos, from 12 different members, will be featured in the 2016 AAA calendar, which will be distributed at this year’s annual meeting in Denver, CO.  Of course, all winners will also be showcased on our website.

Questions? Want a 2015 Calendar?

Contact Andrew Russell at photos@aaanet.org

AAA 2014 Annual Photo Contest Voting Period Ending Tonight

Hello all! The photo contest voting period is coming to an end tonight at midnight (Eastern Time). Get your votes in now.  We will than proceed to the staff voting and production phase to produce the calendar.

If you do not wish to use Facebook for voting, please email photos@aaanet.org, no votes will be counted which have been submitted after midnight (Eastern Time) tonight.

I want to thank all the amazing photographers who have submitted this year.  We got more submission and votes this year than any previous year, each provoking and imaginative.  Thanks to your votes we will be narrowing down the photographs until we have 12 for our calendar (Ideally 4 from each of the categories). Then we will be producing the calendar, which will be given out at the annual meeting, or by request after the annual meeting.

If you are one of the photographers selected for the calendar, please email photos@aaanet.org, so we can send you the desired number of calendars.  There is a limited amount being produced this year, so please request early!

Calling All Shutterbugs – The 2013 AAA Photo Contest

The AAA Photo Contest is designed to demonstrate the rich possibilities of anthropological work through photography. The impressive array of photos received in the past illustrates the diverse and exciting work anthropologists pursue, as well as the insights that AAA members have to offer.  Visit the AAA Photo Contest page for guidelines and submission details.

Curious about past selected photos? Check out the 201220112009 and 2008 photo contest results.

Photo by Andrea Heckman 2012 AAA Photo Contest Winner

Photo by Andrea Heckman
2012 AAA Photo Contest Winner

Calling All Shutterbugs – The 2013 AAA Photo Contest

The AAA Photo Contest is designed to demonstrate the rich possibilities of anthropological work through photography. The impressive array of photos received in the past illustrates the diverse and exciting work anthropologists pursue, as well as the insights that AAA members have to offer.  Visit the AAA Photo Contest page for guidelines and submission details.

Curious about past selected photos? Check out the 201220112009 and 2008 photo contest results.

Photo by Ann Gold

Photo by Ann Gold
2012 AAA Photo Contest Winner

Calling All Shutterbugs – The 2013 AAA Photo Contest

The AAA Photo Contest is designed to demonstrate the rich possibilities of anthropological work through photography. The impressive array of photos received in the past illustrates the diverse and exciting work anthropologists pursue, as well as the insights that AAA members have to offer.  Visit the AAA Photo Contest page for guidelines and submission details.

Curious about past selected photos? Check out the 201220112009 and 2008 photo contest results.

By Pat Foley  2012 AAA Photo Contest Winner - Process - Ethiopia Fieldwork Borana

By Pat Foley
2012 AAA Photo Contest Winner – Process – Ethiopia Fieldwork Borana

Calling All Shutterbugs – The 2013 AAA Photo Contest

camera-gifThe AAA Photo Contest is designed to demonstrate the rich possibilities of anthropological work through photography. The impressive array of photos received in the past illustrates the diverse and exciting work anthropologists pursue, as well as the insights that AAA members have to offer.

Guidelines for Photographers

  • Entries may be submitted online May 1 through June 30.
  • Each participant may submit up to two high resolution photos.
  • Participants will be asked to select one of four categories for each photo:
    • People photos feature the “who” of anthropology. They may include portraits, small groups, crowds, researchers and more.
    • Place photos focus on the “where” of anthropology. Emphasis is on the location more than anything else.
    • Practice photos show the “what” of anthropology. They may focus on a specific area of study, but they may also show what anthropologists do in the course of their work.
    • Process photos demonstrate the “how” of anthropology. These photos are likely to show an in-depth aspect of anthropological work.
  • Include a title and brief caption that emphasizes the photo’s connection to anthropology.
  • Qualifying photos must be from January 2011 or later. Previous submissions do not qualify.
  • Participation is open only to AAA members.

AN staff will ensure photos meet qualifying standards:

  • Photo is in focus (don’t worry – we recognize the creative use of depth of field)
  • Caption connects the photo with anthropology
  • Resolution is high enough to print up to 14″ on the longest side
  • The entrant is both the photographer and a current AAA member

Ready to submit your photos? Click here.

All qualifying photos will move onto the next phase…

Voting by AAA Members

All AAA members will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite photos in each category in September. Then, the top photos in each category will be displayed during the AAA Annual Meeting in Chicago and appear in Anthropology News.

Online Submission Only

Due to the high volume of entries and the large file size of high resolution photos, all entries must be submitted via the online form at http://projects.aaanet.org/photo_contest/form.cfm.

Questions?

Curious about past selected photos? Check out the 201220112009 and 2008 photo contest results.

If you have any questions or comments, you contact Amy Goldenberg at photos@aaanet.org.

Calling All Shutterbugs – The 2013 AAA Photo Contest Is Now Open

camera-gifThe AAA Photo Contest is designed to demonstrate the rich possibilities of anthropological work through photography. The impressive array of photos received in the past illustrates the diverse and exciting work anthropologists pursue, as well as the insights that AAA members have to offer.

Guidelines for Photographers

  • Entries may be submitted online May 1 through June 30.
  • Each participant may submit up to two high resolution photos.
  • Participants will be asked to select one of four categories for each photo:
    • People photos feature the “who” of anthropology. They may include portraits, small groups, crowds, researchers and more.
    • Place photos focus on the “where” of anthropology. Emphasis is on the location more than anything else.
    • Practice photos show the “what” of anthropology. They may focus on a specific area of study, but they may also show what anthropologists do in the course of their work.
    • Process photos demonstrate the “how” of anthropology. These photos are likely to show an in-depth aspect of anthropological work.
  • Include a title and brief caption that emphasizes the photo’s connection to anthropology.
  • Qualifying photos must be from January 2011 or later. Previous submissions do not qualify.
  • Participation is open only to AAA members.

AN staff will ensure photos meet qualifying standards:

  • Photo is in focus (don’t worry – we recognize the creative use of depth of field)
  • Caption connects the photo with anthropology
  • Resolution is high enough to print up to 14″ on the longest side
  • The entrant is both the photographer and a current AAA member

Ready to submit your photos? Click here.

All qualifying photos will move onto the next phase…

Voting by AAA Members

All AAA members will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite photos in each category in September. Then, the top photos in each category will be displayed during the AAA Annual Meeting in Chicago and appear in Anthropology News.

Online Submission Only

Due to the high volume of entries and the large file size of high resolution photos, all entries must be submitted via the online form at http://projects.aaanet.org/photo_contest/form.cfm.

Questions?

Curious about past selected photos? Check out the 201220112009 and 2008 photo contest results.

If you have any questions or comments, you contact Amy Goldenberg at photos@aaanet.org.

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