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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: Changing Times
Photo Courtesy of Aleksandra Wierucka
Contest Category: Process
Caption: The Indian woman talks on her cellular phone on the steps of the Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple in Singapore. Anthropologist stays anthropologist in everyday situations. The picture was taken during the break from international scientific conference in Singapore, during the walk in Little India, the Indian part of the city. Used to the practice of not disturbing sacred places, I took the picture through the opening in the fence as I was taken by the colors, the grace of the Indian woman, the highly traditional surroundings and the very modern technology in use. The picture shows how all of this can coexist and complete each other.

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

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