CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
PHOTO EXHIBITION "FACES OF FIELDWORK”
AT THE MATHERS MUSEUM OF WORLD CULTURES
Pravina Shukla and Carrie Hertz from the Department of
Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University are curating an exhibition
entitled "Faces of Fieldwork,” to run in the fall semester of 2011, to coincide
with the American Folklore Society meeting at the IU campus during that time.
We are now soliciting photo submissions from all members of the American
The aim of the exhibit is to highlight the human dimension
of fieldwork—as Robert A. Georges and Michael Owen Jones state, of "people studying
people.” We wish to feature portraits of
individual informants—the most human way to give a face and a name to people
often treated as composite, anonymous "folk.” These portraits will speak to one
of the missions of the fieldworker: to represent the people we encounter not
only through their craft, songs, words, but also through the photographic
medium—the portrait that will be used in publications, oral presentations, and
-- Submit up to 3 portraits of informants
-- Each photograph should include the following information:
Name of subject
One to two word description – basket maker, weaver, storyteller, etc.
Name of photographer
-- Please send us the photograph in digital format, as a 150dpi
-- Include your name and contact info in case we select your
-- Send the
photograph as either an attachment to this email address:
or on a CD mailed to:
Department of Folklore and
504 North Fess Avenue
Bloomington, IN, 47408
--ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECIEVED BY March 31.
If you have any questions, please contact Pravina Shukla at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carrie Hertz at email@example.com.