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Prof Christopher Pinney
Appointment
  • Professor of Anthropology and Visual Culture
  • Dept of Anthropology
  • Faculty of S&HS
Research Groups
Research Summary
Pinney's research has a strong geographic focus in central India: initial ethnographic research was concerned with village-resident factory workers. Subsequently he researched popular photographic practices and the consumption of Hindu chromolithographs in the same area. His publications combine contemporary ethnography with the historical archaeology of particular media (see eg.Camera Indica and Photos of the Gods). The Coming of Photography in India, based on the Panizzi Lectures was published by the British Library in October 2008.
Academic Background
1987 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Social Anthropology London School of Economics and Political Science
1980 BSc Bachelor of Science – Social Anthropology London School of Economics and Political Science
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