If you are intrigued by the possibilities for a visual anthropology, visit the following sites and pages for further information.

Visual Anthropology Links

These links are good starting points for learning about the growing field of visual anthropology. Visual anthropology was historically marginalized in the field, but anthropologists are now increasingly recognizing the importance of extending the analytic tools of anthropology to visual systems of meaning.

Ur-List: Web Resources for Visual Anthropology
The Ur-List: Web Resources for Visual Anthropology facilitates web searches by cross-indexing three hundred and seventy-five anthropological sites according to the categories of information they contain. The Ur-List's cross-index is more accurate than most Web-resource guides which typically reduce a site's multifaceted content to only one category. In the Ur-List, sites may be accessed according to the twenty-two subject-categories listed above. Multifaceted sites are cross-referenced under all appropriate categories.
Warning: Some of these links are broken

Guidelines for the Evaluation of Ethnographic Visual Media
AAA Statement. Produced by the Society for Visual Anthropology 2001

Web Archive in Visual Anthropology
WAVA is an archive resource for people interested in the anthropology of visual communication. It features out-of-print and unpublished materials useful for teaching and research. WAVA was created and is maintained by the faculty and graduate students in the graduate program in the anthropology of visual communication at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Sights: Visual Anthropology Forum
Full-text articles from visual anthropology workshop and course "Transcultural Images and Visual Anthropology" organized by The Centre for Cross-Cultural Research at the Australian National University, Canberra, 3 to 28 August, 1998.

Visual Anthropology Review
The Visual Anthropology Review is the official publication of the Society for Visual Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association. It is published with support and assistance from the Center for Visual Anthropology of the Department of Anthropology at The University of Southern California.

Professor Jay Ruby's Site
Jay Ruby is one of the pioneers of the field of Visual Anthropology. His site includes links to his full-text articles and more.

Important Digital Image Collections

Individuals and institutions are increasingly making large collections of digital images available on-line. Here are a few important ones for anthropologists:

Berkeley Digital Library Image Finder
Very conveniant meta-site with links to a variety of digital image collections. Capacity to search directly from this site.

Library of Congress' American Memory Collection
Excellent digital collections related to the history and culture of the U.S.

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