Notes on developing a photo-ethnographic practice in Basilicata
and brown peoples as subject (Ruby 1996 ).
It makes more sense, then, to consider what constitutes photographing as an anthropologist rather than an anthropological photograph. A focus on the approach also has the benefit of avoiding scholasticism and keeping open a multitude of genres and styles that each situation and research question might call for, including those outside of realism and even outside documentary photography. Patrick Sutherland expresses himself along similar lines when considering the key aspect of photo-ethnography to be
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Ibid., p. 164.
Foucault, Society Must Be Defended, p. 259.
C. Gerlach, Extremely Violent Societies: Mass Violence in the Twentieth
Century World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp.
Q. Meillassoux, After Finitude: An Essay on the Necessity of Contingency (London: Continuum, 2008 – original French edition 2006); for
discussion of Meillassoux see L. Bryant, N. Srnicek & G. Harman (eds),
The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism (Melbourne: Re-Press, 2011); G. Harman, Quentin Meillassoux