This panel explores the relationship between tourism and photography. It seeks to focus specifically on anthropological approaches to photography in tourism.
The relationship between tourism, tourists and photography is well established and has received much critical attention in the broader tourism studies literature. This panels seeks to focus specifically on anthropological approaches to photography in tourism and invites abstracts that extend understandings of visual anthropology and material culture through touristic practices. To this end abstracts which address the following, although not restricted to these themes are sought: 1. The role of photography as ethnographic method in tourism. 2. The circulation of tourism photographs as part of a visual economy. 3. Tourism photography as narrative. 4. Tourism photography as a way of knowing and ordering. 5. The material culture of tourism photography e.g.: actual photos, camera equipment, photo albums. 6. Photographing tourists and tourism. 7. Tourism photography as embodied practice and the role of the senses/emotions. 8. The role of social media in tourism photography. 9. Tourism photography and memory. 10. The relationship between tourism photography and the natural world.