Ethnographic Study

Ethnographic Study

Tintype

4x5 inches

Emulsion Transger Cotton Rag

11x14 inches

In this series of photographic portraits Fancher explores various discredited prac-tices of visual anthropology that were pop-ular at the beginning of the 20th century.


Mining the archives located at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Fancher carefully and purposefully re-creates, reinterprets, and recontextualize the archive. Through careful juxtaposition of classic photographic techniques and modern special effects—she returns dignity to the archive's historic subjects