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Anthropological photograph of Charles Wellington Furlong (Archipiélago Fueguino, 1907-1908).

Abstract in spanish

The aims of this paper are: to position Furlong’s person as an ethnographer and to discuss the use of anthropological photography. To do so we will analyse two photographs, one published in a scientific context (Proceedings of the XIX Congreso Internacional Americanista), and the other one published in a massive media (Harper’s Magazine). The comparison between both publications will allow us to discuss the type of historical subject constructed by ethnological and anthropological sciences.

Keywords: Charles Wellington Furlong,anthropological photography,expedition to Tierra del Fuego,Imaginary,ideology.
Author: Felipe Maturana. Licenciado Antropología Social, Universidad de Chile.
Received: July 05th, 2005, Accepted: November 05th, 2005
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 6 - Santiago, diciembre 2005 - 74/94 pp.- ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.