Visual and New Media Review

Visual and New Media Review is a multimedia forum for expanding the boundaries of academic and artistic engagement. Working at the intersections of anthropology, contemporary art, media, sound and film studies, and the digital humanities, the section seeks to sustain dialogues among these kindred pursuits and to provide a platform for experimental and innovative work, as well as critical assessment and reviews of scholarship, film, and visual culture.

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Questions and proposals for guest posts can be sent to section editor Andrés Romero at [email protected]

Anthropological Film Fragments from Early Twentieth-Century Mexico: A Curatorial Problem

Anthropological Film Fragments from Early Twentieth-Century Mexico: A Curatorial Problem

What if we approached our pedagogical and scholarly engagements with ethnographic cinemas as a series of curatorial exercises in seeing, as a practice of second... More

Media, Images, and the Expressive Arts at AAA/CASCA 2019

Media, Images, and the Expressive Arts at AAA/CASCA 2019

The American Anthropology Association and the Canadian Anthropology Society will co-host their yearly national conference in Vancouver, Canada, from November 20... More

Ethnographic Lesser Evils

Ethnographic Lesser Evils

Ni Mnyama pekee anaeruka,Yasemekana mchana haoni bali usiku,She is a creature of flight,Day-blind and night-sighted,If animals are mentioned at all in our ethno... More

“This is about racism and greed”: Photographs of Philadelphia’s Mass School Closures

“This is about racism and greed”: Photographs of Philadelphia’s Mass School Closures

After months of community opposition and protest, on March 7, 2013, the School District of Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission (SRC) voted to close twenty-t... More

Experiments in the Field

Experiments in the Field

Farmers are either disappearing or rock stars (Weiler, Otero, and Wittman 2016; Phillipov and Goodman 2017). If a farm is not reaching economies of scale then i... More

Final Writing with Light Series

Final Writing with Light Series

The Writing with Light collective was a SCA/SVA joint initiative which provided editors and authors the opportunity to focus closely on the photo-essay as a dis... More

Borderwaters: Conversing with Fluidity at the Dominican Border

Borderwaters: Conversing with Fluidity at the Dominican Border

Wind tugging at my sleeve feet sinking into the sand I stand at the edge where earth touches ocean where the two overlap a gentle coming together at other times... More

Debris n-1: Visualizing a Bullerman Erotics

Debris n-1: Visualizing a Bullerman Erotics

In this photo essay I hope to extend the contemplative space of what Bruno Latour (1993, 144) calls a “parliament of things” through the juxtaposition and relat... More

Connotative Memories

Connotative Memories

Recent events of violence in São Paulo, Brazil targeting Palestinian, Syrian, as well as Angolan, Nigerian, and Congolese bystanders during a protest against th... More

Camps and Ruins: Notes from Greece on the Visual Representation of the 2015 “Refugee Crisis”

Camps and Ruins: Notes from Greece on the Visual Representation of the 2015 “Refugee Crisis”

My grandmother had very few photographs from her childhood; I believe there were only two.1 The first photo was one taken in an unknown studio, depicting her en... More