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Atacameños fragments. Atacameña culture under the gaze of the photographer of the thirties and of the camera of the current ethnographer.

Abstract in spanish

Photography has acquired over the years an importance that makes it fundamental in terms of recording certain facts, people and cultures, among others. However, as we immerse ourselves in the profound aspects of this practice, we realize how through it we carry out the same exercise that we do when we look and analyze. It is the exercise of fragmenting, of cutting small pictures of our reality or of a reality that moves away from ours and draws our attention precisely because of an exotic component. So, through the idea of photography as fragments of culture, it is also intended to contribute to what are the works on images of indigenous groups in Chile, opening a small window on a sparsely worked topic, which is the photographic image of the indigenous cultures of the north of the country.

Keywords: ethnography,Atacameños Indians,photography,Indigenous culture.
Author: Emilia Astorga Roine. Estudiante de Antropología. Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano.
Received: January 05th, 2004, Accepted: July 07th, 2004
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 4 - Santiago, julio 2004 - 29/42 pp. - ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.