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Methodological approaches to art and artists? 18 Replies

Started by Than Vlachos. Last reply by John McCreery Mar 18, 2013.

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Comment by Fabiano Souto on April 2, 2010 at 4:12am
Comment by Martin Hoyem on April 19, 2010 at 8:17pm
American Ethnography recently released a feature with Jack Parsons' photography of lowriders in New Mexico, taken between 1993 and 1999. Jack Parsons says he has “a soft spot for cultural anthropology” – he is, after all, the grandson of pioneering anthropologist Elsie Clews Parsons. The gallery is here: Bajito y Suavecito
Comment by Susan Falls on April 19, 2010 at 8:26pm
I love these! I should add some of the Savannah Style Donks!
Comment by elishao on April 20, 2010 at 5:38am
Hi all...pleased to be a part of such a fascinating group...
Comment by Martin Hoyem on April 23, 2010 at 8:26pm

We just released another feature with lowrider photos on American Ethnography:

"Back in 2005, while doing fieldwork among lowriders in the southwestern states of USA, American Ethnography’s owner and editor Martin Hoyem photographed the people he met and their cars.

Now, as part of our ongoing research on “Car Customizing and Outlaw Aesthetics” we give you a gallery of photos from that fieldwork."

Comment by David Picard on December 3, 2010 at 1:34pm
anyone knows the contact details of Magherini Graziella, psychiatrist working at Ospedale Santa Maria Nuova in Florence, Italy? In the 1980s, she wrote about what she called the Stendhal syndrome (to indicate a psychosomatic illness affecting certain individuals when exposed to art), based on her experience at the emergency service of a Florence hospital. As far as I know, she has not been translated into English, and she is really hard to find on the net (there are lots and lots of references to her work which seems to form some kind of cult in parts), but no email address. Anyone can help
Comment by Martin Hoyem on January 1, 2011 at 7:19am
Portraits from a country where “90% of the population is Catholic and 100% of the population is Vodou,” Phyllis Galembo's photos reveal what she herself calls “the hidden vitality of the Haitian Vodou tradition.” We are proud to present to our readers this gallery of pictures from Galembo’s book.
Comment by Fabiano Souto on February 11, 2011 at 7:12pm


Look, free Online Access in February


Free article!!


Comment by Sheyma Buali on April 24, 2011 at 2:57pm
as someone looking to create visual ethnographies of place, i often find myself unsure if my work can be categorized as anthropology or art. my portfolio in progress: I welcome comments
Comment by Julia Yezbick on April 26, 2011 at 3:29pm
New journal from Harvard's Sensory Ethnography Lab and the new metaLAB@Harvard:

Sensate is an online, media-based journal for the creation, presentation, and critique of innovative projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences. Our aim is to build on the current groundswell of pioneering activities in the digital humanities, scholarly publishing, and innovative media practice to integrate new modes of scholarship into the cognitive life of the academy and beyond.

Sensate aims to foster new forms of scholarship that expand the traditional paradigm of academic discourse and open new possibilities for scholarship and artistic creation. Fundamental to this expansion is reimagining what constitutes a ‘piece’ of scholarship or art. Work featured in Sensate might take the form of audiovisual ethnographic research, multimedia mash-ups, experiments in media archaeology, participatory media projects, or digitized collections of archival media, artifacts, maps, or objects. By highlighting the processes of media and knowledge production, we hope to foster emergent and generative scholarship.

We hope that you will find many ways to engage with not only the content, but the ever-expanding network of Sensate collaborators. We welcome any feedback, provocations, and invitations for collaboration. Please contact us at:

Sensate is free and open-access. Please visit the site at:


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