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Photo Friday

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: Place Jemaa el Fna—Arret sur
Photo Courtesy of Maryse Morin
Contest Category: Practice
Caption: This photography seems to beg to ask: In what space and time is this taking place? Is this a Rembrandt? A Delacroix? Or is it photography? While the bird’s eye view participate in questioning the form, for the acute eye, this “arret sur image” reveals objects and actions conjugated at the present tense superposing past and actual practices where transit locals, nomads and tourists. Time is being stopped in a multi-layered storytelling of immaterial quality. The place is “Jemaa el Fna,” declared by UNESCO Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. In my visual anthropology practice, I am particularly interested in drawing from interstice places where emerge and overlay more than one reality.

Look for details on the 2012 AAA Photo Contest in late April!

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