The Photograph and the Malanggan: Rethinking images on Malakula, Vanuatu

  title={The Photograph and the Malanggan: Rethinking images on Malakula, Vanuatu},
  author={Haidy Geismar},
  journal={The Australian Journal of Anthropology},
  • H. Geismar
  • Published 1 April 2009
  • Art
  • The Australian Journal of Anthropology
From the recent efflorescence of anthropological engagements with photography we are by now aware that photography is an embodied practice and that photographs are complex materialisations of the subjective and experiential as well as the objective and evidential. Despite discussions of ‘visual repatriation’ (e.g. Brown and Peers 2006), and of local responses to colonial photography and other kinds of archival images in the Pacific, little has been discussed regarding the status of photographs… 

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