In this episode we talk with Paolo Favero about applying visual methods in the field. Favero has devoted the core of his work to the study of visual culture in Italy and India. In our conversation, he shares his engagement with visual methods and suggests that using a camera is not about documenting empirical evidence but a process of producing the empirical field material and choosing perspectives.
Paolo Favero is an Associate Professor at the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Antwerp. If you are interested in his work, here are some articles and book chapters he published:
2013. Getting our hands dirty (again): Interactive documentaries and the meaning of images in the digital age. In: Journal of Material Culture. London: SAGE. (ISI-ranked; 5-Year IF: 1.188, rank 27/81).
2015. “For a creative anthropological image-making: Reflections on aesthetics, relationality, spectatorship and knowledge in the context of visual ethnographic work in New Delhi, India”. In: “Media Anthropology and Public Engagement”. Abraham, S and Pink, S. (eds.). Oxford: Berghahn.
Scholars mentioned in this episode
Melinda Hinkson, Associate Professor, Deakin University
Robert Adelman, Associate Professor, University at Buffalo
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Music: Sweeter Vermouth by Kevin MacLeord