In this paper about the photography of the Salesian Mission of San Rafael we will present a reading about the forms of dwelling and the ways of representing such dwelling. Considering the photographic image as a mediation between a reality and its reconstruction, our aim will be to reflect about photography as a specific production about the natives and their ways of dwelling. The images were taken in the space of the mission, and our questions are what is photographed, what is omitted, and what is reinforces in these representations of the indigenous peoples.
The space of the Mission of San Rafael and its photography (Dawson Island, Tierra del Fuego, 1889-1911).Abstract in spanish
Keywords: photography,uses of the image,history,Tierra del Fuego.
Author: Carolina Odone. Licenciada en Historia. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Candidata al Doctorado en Historia. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Author: Andrea Purcell. Licenciada en Literatura Hispanoamericana con mención en Lingüística. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Licenciada en Estética. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Candidata al Magíster en Estudios Latinoamericanos. Universidad de Chile.
Received: July 05th, 2005, Accepted: November 05th, 2005
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 6 - Santiago, diciembre 2005 - 95/101 pp.- ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.