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Relocating Florence Weiss’ fieldwork photography as anthropological practice

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Michèle Dick

Michèle Dick is currently a visual anthropology research assistant and a PhD candidate at the Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich. After her preliminary research on the photographic heritage of the Swiss social anthropologist Florence Weiss and her curation of the exhibition «Kinder im Augenblick. Florence Weiss – Fotografi en vom Sepik» (Children in the Moment. Florence Weiss – Photographs from the Sepik River) in 2015, Michèle Dick is currently pursuing her PhD research on 35mm roll film photography as scientifi c practice in late 20th century social anthropological fi eldwork, using the Florence Weiss collection as a case study.
dick@vmz.uzh.ch