Comparative social inequality has been the focus of much of Professor Cancian’s research. He also has worked on issues in economic anthropology, peasant. The latest Tweets from Frank Cancian (@Frank_Cancian). Frank, father of two husband of one; retired Anthro prof (UC Irvine) photographer of ordinary life since . Photographer: Frank Cancian (born Stafford Springs, CT and lives in when Frank Cancian investigated a small Italian hill-top community.

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Frank Cancian – Documentary and Art Photography

Thank you for this introduction to a humanist photographer I had not heard of — wonderfully warm, positive imagery despite what I imagine would have been a cultural gap which shows in some wariness amongst some subjects. Back Top of Page. Irvine, CA, second edition copyright Essays: Comment by medischa — November 11, It is now a photobook of memories about social and economic conditions that have since evolved.

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RSS feed for comments on this post. This collection consists of photographs taken by University of California, Irvine anthropology professor emeritus Frank Cancian during three separate projects in, and Born April 14, Regretfully as with most glued perfect binding, this book design does trap some of the image content in the gutter diminishing the visual effect of photographs that are a double page spread.


I would love to learn framk about the photographers work in this area.

Post-doctoral foreign area fellowship in Latin American Studies, drank Stafford Springs, Connecticut, United States.

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This ambitious, wide-ranging work shows how national economic prosperity and government expansion in Mexico during the ‘s transformed a relatively closed peasant community into a more outwardly connected, socially differentiated canciann marked by dissension and overt conflict.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The light drizzle adds an interesting atmospheric effect. My great grandparents immigrated to Natick, MA from this town in the early s.

The Lacedonia photographs document the people and places in a small town in Italy inof which 27 photographs have been digitized. Copyright This material is provided for private study, scholarship, or research.

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Property rights reside with the Regents of the University of California. Son of Frank and Emma Lazzerin Cancian. For further information, please contact the University of California, Irvine Libraries, Special Collections and Archives at spcoll uci. When I was 8 in ,my parents took me to Lacedonia they had emigrated in France where I was born and I still remember some views same as those in the exhibition. The Zinacantan photographs document the people and places in and around Zinacantan, Mexico inof which have been digitized.


For a small Italian town, an Italian-American stranger with a camera was an oddity, thus his presence was conspicuous.

Cancian includes in the edge fancian the frame in the foreground a small knot of townspeople who although are not part of the wedding procession, are still very interested in this local event. Nevertheless, over time he was able to blend in and become more of an objective observer.

Portrait, Frank Cancian

Religious Cargo System in Zinacantan https: JavaScript is disabled for your browser. Consultant and lecturer in field. English Stiff cover, perfect bound glued binding, digital lithography, printed by Hemlock Printers Canada Photobook designer: Comment by jamesmmcardle — November 13, 1: Comment by Henri Bortone — August 18, 6: Change and uncertainty in a peasant economy: The collection comprises three sub-collections of photographs that illustrate the variety of anthropological studies performed by Cancian during his career.

Comment by Renee Graham — July 17, 3: