Current Institutional Affiliation
Associate Professor of International Studies, Affiliated faculty of Anthropology & Media and Cultural Studies, International Studies, Macalester College

Award Information

International Dissertation Research Fellowship 2003
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Anthropology, University of California / Berkeley
The Image Industry: The Work of International News Photographs in the Age of Digital Reproduction

An ethnographic investigation of key nodal points of production, distribution, and circulation of the photojournalism industry in its two global centers - New York and Paris. Given the myriad possibilities of "imaging" the world, particularly since the digital turn of the late 1990s, why are global news audiences offered such limited ways of seeing? In turn, how do the structures that shape these ways of seeing also shap1 ways of imagining the world?