I just created a new” film” depicting Ladakh and Zanskar. In July and August of 2013 I will be teaching a course on Visual Anthropology at Quest University Canada… well, the course is offered by Quest but the course will actually be taught in Ladakh and Zanskar. The course will teach students the use of cameras and video equipment such that they can create contemporary monographs attempting to bring a greater understanding to the human condition through the discipline of cultural anthropology.
I will bring to the process my 11 years of work with National Geographic to help guide the students to maximize their visual tools in the process of anthropological exploration.
This video provides a quick vision of what one can expect visiting this fascinating corner of the earth, virtually all of which, I might add, is above 11.000 feet of altitude.
The “film” was shot with the new Sony Nex cameras and lenses and edited using Final Cut X. Fantastic “tools” for anthropological work.