@ the British Museum's Clore Centre, 29-31 May 2014

The Royal Anthropological Institute is pleased to announce that a conference ‘Anthropology and Photography’ will take place at the British Museum, Clore Centre, in conjunction with the BM museum’s Anthropology Library and Research Centre. The aim of this conference is to bring together an international field from all areas of anthropology to consider the place, role and future of photography. Panel proposals are therefore welcome from any branch of anthropology.

Call for Panels and Papers
We welcome contributions from researchers and practitioners working in museums, academia, media, the arts and anyone who is engaged with historical or contemporary production and use of images.

Panels can draw upon (but are not limited to) the following themes:
• The use of photography across anthropological disciplines
• The changing place of photography in museums and exhibitions
• Photography and globalisation
• Photography, film and fine art
• Revisiting and re-contextualising archival images
• Photography and public engagement
• Ethics, copyright, access and distribution of images
• Technological innovation and digital environments
• Regional photographic practices
• Visual method and photo theory



The call for panels opens on 1 August 2013 and closes on 31 October 2013

The call for papers opens on 27 November 2013 and closes on 8 January 2014

Registration is now open

Conference Fee:

Non-Fellow: £170
RAI Member: £150
RAI Fellow: £90
Concessions: £70
RAI Student Fellow: £50

Anthropology and Photography Conference Flyer

Further information can be found on: