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Monday, August 13, 2012

Royal Anthropological Institute's Body Culture Photography Competition

Royal Anthropological Institute's Body Culture
Photography Competition

The RAI's Body Canvas photo competition aims to:
promote public engagement with the RAI's Education Outreach

provide a platform for people to share their work and become actively
involved in anthropology

develop an understanding for the personal, social and political reasons
why people undergo permanent body modification

explore the many ways in which communities around the world develop and
express relationships with their bodies

explore the industry of body modification, the artists, doctors and
craftsmen who practise their trade
The submissions we are looking for:
Engaging photographs that explore biological, cross-cultural and social
elements of body art and modification in relation to these categories:

1) Tattoos and Scarification

2) Piercings and Body Reshaping
Who can participate?
The competition is open to anyone interested in anthropology,
photography and science communication.

What do contestants win?
All short-listed and winning contestants will have their work
published in RAI online and printed materials. In addition, for each
thematic category a £100 gift voucher will be awarded to the winning

Deadline for submissions 30th September 2012
For further information and submission guidelines please visit:

To get some ideas, take a look at our previous photo competitions on our
flickr page:
Thank you again for your co-operation!
Nafisa Fera
Education and Communications Officer

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