The RAI’s Body Canvas photo competition aims to: • promote public engagement with the RAI’s Education Outreach Programme • provide a platform for people to share their work and become actively involved in anthropology • develop an understanding for the personal, social and political reasons why people undergo permanent bodyContinue Reading

Does the camera ever lie? A new exhibition shows that photography has been doing exactly that since its inception. From fairies at the bottom of the garden to ghostly visitors, here is a slide show of the best manipulated images (from the BBC Website). • Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop is atContinue Reading

 Fuyubi Nakamura, Institute for Art Anthropology at Tama Art University, Tokyo Utstau Isatomae, Minamisanriku, Miyagi, June 2011 What would we look for if our hometown were swept away? Memory in material form? The tsunami—triggered by the massive earthquake that hit north-eastern Japan on 11 March last year—ruthlessly swallowed up several townsContinue Reading