Always focusing on the ethnographic experience as an instance of encounter with an otherness, we would like to explore the specificity of the audiovisual image as a technological support for the construction of knowledge in anthropology. We will note that like written text, a documentary is a "constructed look" and as such, its proper reading and interpretation can provide us with valuable information about what we hope to represent from a given culture.
Audiovisual image in anthropology: opportunities and challenges.Abstract in spanish
Keywords: Interpretive anthropology,audiovisual,photography.
Author: Alejandro Lezama. Licenciado en Antropología Universidad de Chile.
Received: January 05th, 2001, Accepted: July 01th, 2001
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 1 - Santiago, julio 2001 - 59/65 pp. - ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.