An Editorial and an Image

An Ode to Visual Anthropology


  • Hande Gür Department of Anthropology



Visual anthropology, images of research, field study, editorial


The following few pages are our journal’s ode to visual anthropology through my description as one of the co-editors of Compass and the image I captured during a fieldwork in Konya, Türkiye in 2022, which was the winner of the Images of Research 2023.


Chio, Jenny. 2023. Visual anthropology. In The open encyclopedia of anthropology. F. Stein, ed.

Gür, Hande. 2023. A researcher’s identity. Images of Research Competition 2023. University of Alberta Library.

Macfarlane, Alan. 2010. Early ethnographic film in Britain: A reflection on the work of Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf. Visual Anthropology 23(5): 375-397.

Pinney, Christopher. 2005. Things happen: Or, from which moment does that object come?. In Materiality. Daniel Miller, ed. Pp. 256-272. New York: Duke University Press.

A Researcher’s Identity. The Images of Research, First Place of the UofA IOR Competition, 2023.