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Department of Social Anthropology



The ten entries in this year’s “Images Fresh from the Field” competition were all richly deserving of awards, and it was very difficult to choose among them. The judges sought to evaluate the submissions according to their technical, aesthetic, and epistemological features, their visual communication of anthropological ideas or questions, the quality of analytic contextualization provided in the written statements, and the concepts conveyed by juxtaposition of the three submitted photos as a visual set. The judges have awarded the competition prizes as follows:


First Prize (tie)

Anthony Howarth: Fieldwork in Far West Nepal and Beyond

Ed Pulford: Frontiers of History at a Triple Border


Second Prize: Highly commended

Nancy Chu: Novice Nuns in a Taiwanese Buddhist Monastery


Please see the below links for photos and narratives of all entrants.

Anthony Howarth: Fieldwork in Far West Nepal and Beyond

Ed Pulford: Fieldwork in China, North Korea and Russia

Nancy Chu: Fieldwork in Southern Taiwan

Cara Kerven: Fieldwork in the Garagum Desert, Turkmenistan

Nurul Huda Mohd Razif: Fieldwork in Thailand and Malaysia

Natalie Morningstar: Fieldwork in Ireland

Thomas Powell Davies: Fieldwork in Indonesian Papua

Michael Vine: Fieldwork in Southern California

Hugh Williamson: Fieldwork in Romania

Anna Wood: Fieldwork in Senegal