"Uniquely Navajo?": The Navajo Film Project Reconsidered | Pack | Visual Ethnography

"Uniquely Navajo?": The Navajo Film Project Reconsidered

Sam Pack


This year marks the forty-year anniversary of the publication of Through Navajo Eyes: An Exploration in Film Communication and Anthropology (1972). This seminal study has profoundly impacted not only what would become known as the anthropology of visual communication but related fields such as psychology, sociology, and media studies, among others. The book has since been adopted into the visual anthropology canon, and it occupies a familiar niche at the end of most bibliographies in the field. Rightfully hailed as a classic, the Navajo Film Project's findings have largely gone unquestioned-until now.


visual anthropology; indigenous media; subject-generated Imagery; Media Ethnography

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ISSN Print 2499-9288
ISSN Online 2281-1605
Publisher Edizioni Museo Pasqualino
Patronage University of Basilicata, Italy
Web Salvo Leo

Periodico registrato presso il Tribunale di Palermo con numero di registrazione 1/2023