This photo essay explores the practice of digital self-portraiture as an epistemological practice. Drawing on the well-established role of photography within the anthropological canon, this photo essay looks with a new criticality on the act of self-portraiture by an anthropologist as both performative praxis and ethnographic tool. Employing a series of digital photographs taken in Venice, this essay explores how the practice of taking self-portraits to enrich an Instagram self is a vital step in the ethnographic research of social media. Allowing the researcher to engage with the practices of their interlocutors through performing the same actions as they do.
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- Digital Anthropology
- Social media
- Experimental Ethnography
- Visual anthropology
- Anthropology of dress and adornment
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies
- Visual Arts and Performing Arts
- Social Sciences(all)